You know, beer goggles. Alcohol's ability to make other people look more attractive and lead to...well...you know. Essentially this article says the notion other people get better looking is a myth and that what really happens is you're just bolder and more confident about yourself. Yeah...I can buy that. "There is no transformation, just increased desire."
Well, no matter how you explain it, doesn't that mean drinker's standards get less discriminating the closer you get to bar time?