Similar to the beer goggles effect, a person which one would not find typically attractive is seen as attractive. This effect is a cause of the UC Berkeley bubble, where a lesser amount of typically attractive people exist. Another factor included is the envelopment of academia connected to a decline in one's social life.
Me: At first I didn't think (insert name here) was so cute, but there is something different about them this semester.

Friend: Looks like you're sporting the Berkeley goggles now. You've been in the Berkeley bubble too long. At least your option has a good personality.
by OskiSurf July 31, 2008
When you first arrive in Berkeley, you don't think the people are very attractive, but as you notice how crappy the city is, you start to think that a 6 is 9, and then you find it even easier to hook up with people since outsiders look real good to them.
Roomate 1: Dude, these chicks are ugly..

Roomate 2: I know man, wish i was back in L.A.

(10 days later, as the roomates walk down Bancroft)

Roomate 1: Damn u see that chick, she's lookin better by the day!

Roomate 2: huh, suddenly all these chicks are lookin good, u see the girl at the museum, I wanna marry her.

Roomate 1: but u said she was a 4...

Roomate 2: well, now that I see all the ugly chicks here, she's an 8!

Roomate 3: Must be those Berkeley goggles, or maybe its the weed...
by gointoberkeleybitches!!! December 30, 2009

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