You’re at a bar, and you see someone who’s attractive. If you’re drinking, suddenly, this person is even more attractive. What makes them so appealing?
Is it just the alcohol talking? The answer is yes and no. Several factors come into play in how attractive we perceive ourselves and our escorts to be after having a drink or two.
Drinking Alcohol Can Lower Your Inhibitions
Drinking makes you feel free and easy because it lowers your inhibitions. You may also get a buzz from drinking, and that can make you feel more relaxed. That means your ability to control yourself is reduced, which can lead to doing things that you usually wouldn’t do, such as saying things that you might regret later on and having sex with someone.
Drinking Alcohol Releases Dopamine
Once you start drinking, your body will likely react by releasing dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, positive reinforcement and motivation. Dopamine has been shown to increase confidence in social situations.
When you’re feeling good about yourself and the world around you, it’s easier to meet new people and make friends. As a result of these factors working together, alcohol consumption plus increased confidence, getting drunk can actually make someone more attractive.
Drinking Alcohol Increase Serotonin Levels
Alcohol may also temporarily boost feelings of self-worth through its effects on serotonin levels, another neurotransmitter associated with happiness and mental health. Serotonin is that neurotransmitter which regulates the mood and even social interaction.
It’s unclear how alcohol affects serotonin production in the brain, but some research suggests that it increases dopamine which is released by neurons in areas such as the nucleus accumbens, which plays a part in brain processing of reward and reinforcement.
Drinking Alcohol May Lead To Not Remembering Things
Drinking too much can also lead to blackouts, those periods of time where you don’t remember what happened while intoxicated. The more drunk you get, the more likely you are to blackout.
This is because alcohol affects your brain’s memory and judgement centres, which control critical thinking skills and help you remember details about situations. Alcohol also impairs your ability to process information quickly and respond appropriately to events around you, making it harder for you to react quickly or appropriately to things happening, such as danger.
Drinking Alcohol Can Make One Feel Relaxed
The amount of alcohol consumed is also significant in determining how relaxed someone feels after drinking. For example, if someone drinks too much alcohol in one sitting, they may become very drunk and very ill so may not enjoy themselves at all.
On the other hand, if someone has 3 or 4 drinks over several hours, they are likely to feel less intoxicated but still enjoy themselves. They may even find it easier to relax than before they drank alcohol.
Our brains are wired and influenced by alcohol consumption. We all want to feel good about ourselves, and sometimes that means drinking. But it’s important to remember that getting drunk can have serious adverse effects.