There was a recent study done to determine if consuming alcohol had an effect on how you see another person. The ongoing joke has been that everyone looks better through beer goggles, right? The more you drink and the later it becomes, the more attractive everyone is around you. Well, science decided to look into that, and here’s what they found:
The University of Basel in Switzerland tested 60 subjects (men and women) after drinking beer (beer with and without alcohol) to see if alcohol had a measurable effect on how people are viewed by others. It was determined from the study that alcohol does have a noticeable impact. People who consumed alcohol found the happy-looking people faster; women were less inhibited about sex but not necessarily more turned on. This last statement means, if she’s not that into you, a drink is not going to change her mind. For this, you will need to have an actual conversation with her so she can see how charming you are.
An important note about the study was that women required less alcohol than men to see the effects. This is because women are generally smaller than men, so it takes less alcohol to affect their systems. One could wonder how much money was spent on this study when they could have just hung out at college campuses on Friday and Saturday night to see the same results. Of course, some of those people take it too far and then it becomes a study on how unattractive people are found when they are up-chucking on the front lawn of the frat house. Okay, so maybe a controlled environment can give more solid results.
What would be an interesting further study would be to see if certain types of alcohol have different effects. Does beer have a different effect than hard liquor? Again, discounting the whole “drank too much” effect that turns everyone off, or conducting the study with a larger sample of people. I’m sure it would not be too hard to find people willing to sacrifice some of their time to drink beer and look at sexually explicit images. I mean, whatever is needed in the name of science, right?