Saturday, March 21, 2015

People Are “Most Attractive” After Just One Cocktail

     I ran across this article in the Spirit Business the other day that I found to be most interesting.   I
guess that you are the most attractive to others after one cocktail, and it slips downhill from there.   
Drinking only a moderate amount of alcohol give you an appearance of being  more attractive to others, according to a new study.
     Research at Bristol University found that the intake of a single alcoholic drink could make people seem more attractive due to the relaxation of facial muscles, dilating pupils and flushed cheeks - indicating good physical health characteristics.    
The study, published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, required a group of sober students to rate photographs of another group of 40 students who had consumed different levels of alcohol based on how attractive they looked.
     Researchers photographed their faces three times: when sober, after drinking one glass of wine, and then after drinking a second alcoholic drink.     Photographs taken after just one drink, equivalent to 250 ml of wine at 14% alcohol by volume for a 70 kg individual, were judged as more attractive than sober photos.   Note: those who had drank 500 ml were judged the least attractive.
     "It suggests that, if it's true, people are rated as more attractive once they've consumed a small amount of alcohol," said the study's senior researcher and professor of biological psychology, Marcus Munafò."But if they go on to consume more alcohol, they're no longer rated as more attractive."
     I find this to be very interesting, enlight of all of the YouTube  videos that people find the drunker ones to be funnier and more attractive.    It is an interesting read and one worth a few minutes to scan.   ;o)