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Author Topic: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive  (Read 6383 times)

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Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:43:58 AM »
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For the first time, scientists have proven that "beer goggles" are real — other people really do look more attractive to us if we have been drinking.

Surprisingly, the beer goggles effect was not limited to just the opposite sex among the ostensibly straight volunteers recruited for the study — they also rated people from their own sex as more attractive.

Scientists in England gave 84 heterosexual college students chilled lime-flavored drinks that were either non-alcoholic or given a dose of vodka equivalent in alcohol to a large glass of wine or a pint-and-a-half of beer.

After 15 minutes, the volunteers were shown photos of 40 other college students from both sexes.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 12:27:48 PM »
Well, there's an old saying in rock band circles that says: When you're playing in a bar, it's funny how all the girls start looking ten times better just before closing time.

In the interests of equality, lets change the word "girls" to "members of the opposite sex."

No wait...times have changed, so that's not exactly accurate either...

Ok, so let's change the phrase "members of the opposite sex" to "other people sitting in the bar."

Hmm...funny. We went from one word, to five, to six. And somewhere along the way, the meaning of the original joke got lost.

Pretty weird huh? ;D

« Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 12:30:11 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 07:27:21 PM »
I already knew this and I don't even drink. ::)
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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 09:17:24 PM »
I guess I'd better start drinking  :P
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 10:07:51 PM »
I wonder if they did a test where you rate something from 1 to 10 before and after getting half sloshed?  I would bet that whether the people giving the rating were more impressed or not they would still give a higher number because the booze makes them less inhibited.  IOW, I still think that skank is ugly but I'll rate her a 3 when drunk and a 2 when I'm sober.. but ask her out never.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 06:55:14 AM »
It works the same without alcohol. Many studies (both scientific and casual) show this to be the case.

Once you take a shine to someone (for whatever reason), they invariably become more attractive. Especially if they reciprocate and take a fancy to you - and most especially - if they do it first!

So. Want somebody to like you? Let them know you like them first. Want somebody to think you're attractive? Let them know you think they are too.

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P.S. - This works about 90% of the time - so please don't abuse it. Honesty is almost always the best policy when dealing with affairs of the heart. And there are way too many creeps out there already. :up:






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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 08:42:19 AM »
I just wish it worked in the reverse direction too, i.e. me drinking made me more attractive.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 10:05:30 AM »
I just wish it worked in the reverse direction too, i.e. me drinking made me more attractive.


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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 03:07:22 PM »
I just wish it worked in the reverse direction too, i.e. me drinking made me more attractive.

I'm sure it does.  After a few you think you're Don Juan.  heh heh

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 03:13:19 PM »
...
And there are way too many creeps out there already. :up:



I think Groucho said it best:

"There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook."

But, I can also imagine Groucho saying "Show  me an honest man and I'll show you a guy paying a divorce attorney" or something like that. :)

edit: btw it's easy to recognize the creeps.  They are the ones with a hot babe on each arm. :)

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 03:25:35 PM »
Combine this with the study about how alcohol can make us feel fully committed to goals we know we have no chance of achieving, and you'll have some really interesting ideas about what goes on in the minds of people at closing time.

http://www.mindhacks...y_glass_empty_p.html

And according to this article, you don't even have to drink the alcohol for it to affect you. Just viewing words used to describe alcohol is enough to cause the "beer goggles" effect in quite a few men.
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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 03:34:11 PM »
alcohol can make us feel fully committed to goals we know we have no chance of achieving

 ;D ;D ;D

My grandfather used to refer to that as pouring yourself some "Dutch Courage."  :Thmbsup:

BTW: Does anybody know the origin of that phrase? I mean, why Dutch? Was "Courage" a brand of gin or something? The Wikipedia entry just sounds too obvious.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 03:56:52 PM »
Hmmmmmm, makes me wonder if laws in the U.S. against "being in the presence" of marriage-a-wanna is because they don't want people getting a free contact high.
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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 04:12:56 PM »
Hmmmmmm, makes me wonder if laws in the U.S. against "being in the presence" of marriage-a-wanna is because they don't want people getting a free contact high.
 :beerchug:

Probably, as the concept of hotboxing has become increasingly more popular in recent years, especially among youth that think they are immune to "guilt by association". ("yes, I was in the car, but no, I didn't smoke it...THEY did...I'm innocent!")

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 04:20:03 PM »
Hmmmmm, guess I was a naive youth!! I thought when you gave an apple to the teacher, he would eat the thing, not make a hash pipe out of it!!  :)

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 06:28:52 PM »
And according to this article, you don't even have to drink the alcohol for it to affect you. Just viewing words used to describe alcohol is enough to cause the "beer goggles" effect in quite a few men.

Interesting. I wonder if that's why so many guys like to look at pornography. Does "just looking" make them believe they actually might have a chance someday?

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 06:41:46 PM »
And according to this article, you don't even have to drink the alcohol for it to affect you. Just viewing words used to describe alcohol is enough to cause the "beer goggles" effect in quite a few men.

Interesting. I wonder if that's why so many guys like to look at pornography. Does "just looking" make them believe they actually might have a chance someday?



Or could alcohol advertisements in pornographic magazines make them believe that?

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 06:42:11 PM »
Attraction is a very complicated thing.  Alcohol definitely affects me, but I feel it's more of a letting me relax effect which allows me to be a little more inappropriate then i would tend to be.  Like, for example, I get a little more "handsy" with alcohol.  One thing I will say is that I think I crave "it" more when I'm sober vs. when I'm buzzed.  I don't think I've ever experienced a beer goggle effect.  I may have regretted a little something I did because it was outside of the context of trying to get into a healthy relationship, but I've never fluctuated in how much or little I was attracted to someone based on my level of sobriety.

I guess what I'm saying is I think the whole "beer goggle" is fun to talk about, but the real root of the issue lies in alcohol's effect on inhibitions and/or ability to think clearly.  Which ultimately may mean the same thing.  I don't know.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 06:47:11 PM »
Interesting. I wonder if that's why so many guys like to look at pornography. Does "just looking" make them believe they actually might have a chance someday?
Umm...well...there's no deep psychology involved here.  it's not that we think we have a chance, we just simply think they are hot!  We have hormones, just like girls do, and they are triggered by this stuff.  Girl's hormones are triggered through different means.  You might say men are more superficial, but I don't think that's really fair since that's just the way we are wired.  But, yeah, if we see a hot girl and she's nude on top of that, well, it gets us going!  Geez...mouser, I may ask you to remove these posts later.

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009, 07:35:49 PM »
Hmmmmmm, I think I'm onto something here.  Like, everyone already knew the results of the study/survey but if they let on, then there'd be no free booze for "research."

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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 01:52:59 AM »
[...] marriage-a-wanna [...]

I dont usually get my laugh-of-the-day so early (8.50am here) but I reckon that's it -
thanks Miles :D
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Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2009, 03:53:44 AM »
[...] marriage-a-wanna [...]

I dont usually get my laugh-of-the-day so early (8.50am here) but I reckon that's it -
thanks Miles :D

You're welcome. Glad someone enjoys a pun now and then.    :greenclp: