Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mickey Gilley Effect

This refers to the tendency by male bar or tavern attendees to perceive the women or girls present in that setting as more attractive in the later part of the evening, as opposed to earlier. This may be due to the results of intoxication, reduced standards out of increasing despiration, or an (unlikely) objective improvement in the attractiveness of those females present. Mickey Gilley's country song, "The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time," first described this perceptual relationship.  Interestingly, social psychology research supports this alteration in perception.  I'll keep late hours! 

"Beer goggles" is more formally referred to as the Mickey Gilley effect. It can be a precursor to the coyote ugly consequence and occasional buyer's remorse.


Grand Crapaud said...

This calls for further research. Is this alcohol-driven?

Anemone said...

That occurs because I go later!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Those cute anime girls in the short skirts obviously went later!

Duckbutt said...

I'll drink to that!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Guys in bars set low standards, in my opinion.

Bilbo said...

Do the guys also get more attractive to the ladies as the evening grows late, or is it just the alcohol acting as a desirability enhancer?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Grand Crapaud: I'm all for further research.

Anemone: So that explains it!

Elvis: I thought they were too.

Duckbutt: I will too.

Heidi: It depends on the alternative opportunities for acquaintances available.

Bilbo: They do, sans doute!