Beer Goggles idea is a myth, scientists claim
A study found that alcohol actually has the opposite effect and made men see women as less attractive.
Drink also makes no difference to a man's ability to guess a woman's age, the research found.
I can't believe scientists actually wasted time and money to figure out what is so obvious.
Did anyone actually believe that alcohol made people think an ugly person was suddenly attractive?
I thought it was common knowledge that alcohol is primarily known for lowering inhibitions...not affecting vision!
In other words, "beer goggles" is a term used for men that have sex with women who are ugly enough that they would never even consider having sex with them when they were sober.
It's not that the ugly bitch starts to look 'better' the more he drinks...it's that his inhibitions for having sex with ugly women are significantly lowered!
I'm sure most people that just read that would agree that this makes intuitive sense...
...but it was the other things they discovered in this study that I found much more interesting:
The findings showed that alcohol reduced the ability of women to guess the age of the photo models, but not men.
Both the effects of alcohol and prettifying a face with make-up had little effect on men's judgment.
Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be.
This certainly bolsters the argument that for men, the primary marker for physical attractiveness is fertility...aka YOUTH. Even drunk off of our asses, we are not fooled by women who try to hide their age with makeup...it's only that when we are drunk, we would be a lot less inhibited in doing things we wouldn't normally do when we are sober.
"Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared to the participants who hadn't drunk alcohol. This seemingly flies in the face of the commonly held notion of 'beer goggles'."
Only because you dumbass "Scientists" started off with a false hypothesis! The question they were researching "Does beer make men see ugly women as attractive?" What they should have been researching was giving the men some drinks and showing them pictures and asking them "Would you bang her or not?" Of course, such research is not even necessary...we all know the fairly predictable results.
Reporting their results in the British Journal of Psychology, the researchers wrote: "Although alcohol limited the processing of maturity cues in female observers, it had no effect on the age perceptions of males viewing female faces, suggesting male mate preferences are not easily disrupted."
Note what they DON'T say...that female mating preferences are not cued on age as it is for men. On a biological level, men want to have sex with fertile women...that is the primary drive - to procreate. For women, age is not so important a factor, as man's fertility can last for almost the entire male lifetime after puberty.
I'm constantly amused that people even need to research this kind of thing when the answer is really intuitive...provided you actually understand the basis for sexual desire and attraction between the genders. The fact that people even conduct studies like this goes to show you just how bad all these years of feminist cultural influence and gender confusion have proliferated.
Finally, this article closes with the obligatory "men are pigs/women are paragons of virtue" feminazi political correctness:
On a more serious note, they said the influence of alcohol should not be a mitigating factor in the case of a man accused of having sex with someone under-age.
"Our study suggests that even heavy alcohol consumption does not interfere with age-perception tasks in men, so is not of itself an excuse for apparent mistaken age in cases of unlawful sex with a minor," they wrote.
See how even the most innocuous sounding research can be misconstrued into issues that have very serious legal ramifications?
A drunk man that has sex with a minor is not "fooled" into mistaking her age...only that when he's drunk, he no longer gives a damn that society has deemed his sexual attraction to youth a crime.