Drinking Wine Can Make You Appear More Attractive?

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 03/10/2015 | 02:45 PM EDT

British researchers determine how many glasses can increase your attractability factor

Want to appear more attractive to the outside world? One study says a glass of wine a day will do the trick.


British researchers have determined that a daily dose of wine--whether it be a sparkling rosé or sauvignon blanc--can assist in your attractability factor. They do, however, stress the importance of staying within the one-a-day guideline, as go overboard will have the opposite effect


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For the study’s results, researchers gathered a group of 20 men and 20 women, all heterosexual, and asked them to rate the attractiveness of people in a series of photographs. The models in the photos were depicted after drinking either 250 milliliters of wine or 500 milliliters of wine.


Regardless of the amount of wine they consumed, all models were photographed sober.


Study participants rated the models who had only one glass of wine as more attractive than their sober pictures. For the models who had more than one glass of wine, however, participants rated them less attractive than their sober photos.


If you’re wondering how wine consumption can affect one’s attractiveness, no matter how subjective that may be, the research team presumes the increased allure is a result of blood flow that brings about facial flushing.


Light drinking could also boost the spirits in a manner that becomes visible in subtle smiles and increased relaxation, the study points out. Alcohol consumption may also cause changes in the appearance of the face in other ways, such as changes in facial expression due to changes in mood, sexual arousal and sex expectancy.

(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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