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What Is Scarce Becomes Very Attractive

A blog post about the "beer goggle" effect - what it's really about (e.g. it's not really about alcohol) and how it explains the way that women with vastly different personalities conclude that a given Bachelor on ABC's "The Bachelor" is their pre-destined soul mate. Read More

Beer Goggles Effect is Real

Your claims are false, consuming alcohol does make people appear more attractive. Studies have found that alcohol impairs the ability to detect facial symmetry, making people appear more attractive. The more alcohol you consume the more drastic this effect is. They also found that women under the influence were more affected than men in regards to this "Beer Goggles" effect.

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Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, relationship and lifestyle researcher, and author of Marriage, for Equals: The Successful Joint (Ad)Ventures of Well-Educated Couples. more...

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