A study has proven that so-called “beer-goggles,” getting tipsy in other words, really do make other people appear more attractive. This isn’t really news to anyone who has gone out to a bar and had a few, but it scientifically validates what we already know.
A team from the University of Bristol in England conducted a controlled experiment on 84 young heterosexuals, getting half of them tipsy on a drink and asking all of them to rate the attractiveness of people in photographs.
Both drunk men and drunk women rated the faces as being more attractive than did those who were sober, according to New Scientist magazine.
Surprisingly, the effect was not limited to the opposite sex, as drunk volunteers also rated people from their own sex as more attractive.