Drinking alcohol doesn’t give you beer goggles — but it boosts your confidence, scientists say

BOOZING doesn’t get you beer glasses — but it does boost confidence, researchers say.

It found that after just one bottle of beer, men are 71 percent more likely to want to chat with people they found attractive.

Beer goggles could be a myth, researchers say


Beer goggles could be a myth, researchers sayPhoto credit: Getty

But the alcohol didn’t make them any less picky about who they liked.

Researchers at Stanford University in California asked 36 men in their 20s to rate photos of potential partners and then choose how many they would like to meet.

They were asked to rate the appearance of the people they viewed in photos and videos.

Participants were told that they might be given the opportunity to interact with one of these individuals in a future experiment.

After rating their attractiveness, they were asked to select the ones they would most like to meet.

They were asked the same questions on another occasion when they were given a non-alcoholic drink.

They rated them the same before and after the beer, but wanted to meet more of them after drinking alcohol.

Researchers warned that the confidence boost could be damaging in the long run.

dr Molly Bowdring said: “Drinkers can benefit from recognizing that social intentions change when they drink – and that can be detrimental.”

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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