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Want To Be More Attractive? Drink Wine, Research Suggests

Mar 09, 2015 07:21 PM EDT


According to the latest reports from Cornishman, a group of researchers at Bristol University have suggested that drinking wine can make you appear more attractive to potential suitors.

The researchers conducted a study by asking 40 students to drink alcohol and then photographed them after each drink. Those photographs were then showed to other students and were asked to determine which individual looked more attractive.

The results showed that the individuals who drank a glass of wine appeared to be more attractive to other people than the individuals who didn't drink any amount of alcohol at all.

But soon the students viewing the image changed their opinion once the students who drank even more wine. The viewers changed their minds and selected the sober person to be more attractive than the students who drank two or more glasses of wine.

Marcus Munafo, from the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group of Bristol University, and also the senior researcher in this study said "It suggests that, if it's true, people are rated as more attractive once they've consumed a small amount of alcohol.

But if they go on to consume more alcohol, they are no longer rated as more attractive."

Munafo suggests that one drink of alcoholic wine is enough for someone to relax, their pupils to dilate and their complexion to become rosier without appearing too under the influence of alcohol to other people.

A different study in which the research team asked the students to have beer instead of wine, showed that the individuals who drank beer, started perceiving others as more attractive than they normally would do when sober. This is what we call the 'beer goggles' effect.

This latest study was published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism and is titled "Increased Facial Attractiveness Following Moderate, but not High, Alcohol Consumption."

So the next time you hit the bar, make sure that you have one drink of alcoholic wine before mingling, but try not to have too much. 

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