Beer goggles only work if you're a girl
I know so many guys who, at some point along the way, after waking up next to a greased up fatty or the more elusive "I wish I was Amy Winehouse" type sket, have blamed their misfortune on too much alcohol the night before. But unfortunately, boys, you will no longer be able to use "beer goggles" as an excuse for having it off with the ugly girl from across the bar.
Recently the "beer goggles" myth has been disproved, for men at least. Research carried out by the University of Leicester has shown that when men drink alcohol, women tend to appear older and less attractive. Whereas, for us girls, we rate people either on par or more attractive than when we are sober.
Dr Vincent Egan and co asked 240 men and women to rate 18 photos of female models. Then the drinking began. They got the group to re-evaluate the photos at different stages: “relaxed and benign”, “blunted and disinhibited”, “boisterous and over-expressive” and “unambiguously drunk”. All the male subjects, without fail, estimated ages over what they originally had and deemed each model as uglier than they had when sober. The women tended to estimate younger and more attractive.
This of course is great news for the less than gifted looking males out there, but what about substandard girls? Well, it turns out, alcohol just makes men lethargic sluts. No need to worry there then. All will stay balanced with the world.