It turns out that the optimum drunkenness for a gentleman looking to meet members of the fairer sex is just one drink.
It may seem slightly lightweight, but a study conducted by the Alcohol and Alcoholism journal has proven this to be when others judge your face to be at its most attractive.
The study photographed 40 students making a ‘neutral’ face (read: no pouting, winking or seductively raised eyebrows) three times: when sober, after one glass of wine, and after two glasses of wine.
A sober group of participants then judged the photographs and decided the one-drink face was the most attractive. Scientists think this could have something to do with wine prompting pupil dilation, muscle relaxation and giving you redder cheeks - all deemed to be more attractive features.
The second most attractive face was sober, followed by two-drinks deep.
Strange that the British classic 'nine pints and a kebab' face did not feature higher up.