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Beer Goggles Do Exist!

I just came across an article on MSNBC from earlier this month and it gave me quite a chuckle. The headline reads, "Hot or not? Look again —'beer goggles' are real!" Scientists in England are proving that beer goggles do exist. They gave 84 heterosexual college students lime-flavored drinks that were either alcoholic or non-alcoholic, a large glass of wine, or a pint-and-a-half of beer. After the booze set in, the students were given 40 images of other male and female college students. This probably won't come as a surprise to you, but both the men and women who drank the alcohol found the pictures of both sexes to be more attractive. According to Marcus Munafo, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol in England, it was "a roughly 10 percent increase in ratings of attractiveness."

Since alcohol generally makes people see things as more attractive over all (amongst other things that will be examined further in a future study), Munafo suggests that when put in a social situation such as a bar, "this might become targeted at opposite-sex faces." Makes sense to me, but what about you? Have you ever experienced a case of beer goggles? If so, something tells me you have a funny story to share, so please do so in the comments below!


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elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
also beer goggles have been PROVEN to significantly affect guys more than girls!
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
great *at* kissing
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
i'm totally gonnaout myself here... but. whats way way way way rose [but totally more fun] is E-Googles. everyone is gorgeous and grrreeeaaatttt and kissing.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Lol, bluestar!! haha. But yeah, of course this is true! Everyone knows alcohol clouds your brain. I don't even drink and I know that! lol, just hang out with some drunk people every once in a while! haha!
seraphimm seraphimm 9 years
bluestar LOL!!!!!!!!! :ROTFL:
Jeny Jeny 9 years
heck YES i have experienced beer goggles lol.. It never fails, you meet you someone you think is sooo hot in a bar and then when you guys go out for dinner or drinks, you couldn't pick him out of a line up because you're sure that's not the guy you met the other night lolol
tatsauce tatsauce 9 years
i actually don't know, i'm usually too drunk to even remember what their face looked like the next day
sugarbritches sugarbritches 9 years
LOL bluestar! I've definately had them before! I showed up for a follow up date a few days later and was like holy shit! I phoned a friend from the bathroom to call me in 5 with an emergency and I was outta there! LOL the details made for a good story though...
bluestar bluestar 9 years
Seriously...they had to do a formal study to figure this one out? Just ask me and my friends!!! At one point or another we've all gone to bed at 2 with a 10 and woken up at 10 with a 2!!! LOL
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
lolol oh geez...
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I don't think I've been fooled by beer goggles, but I do find myself friendlier and liking people more in general after a drink or two.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
i've been fooled by the beer goggles on occasion
jessie jessie 9 years
:howyoudoin: thats pretty funny....
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
That's really funny. I've never experienced "beer goggles" though. An unattractive person is still unattractive to me when I've had a few drinks. You can't fool me!
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