One of the articles regarding eye color preference was interesting.
Their studies, published this week in the Springer journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, show that blue-eyed men find blue-eyed women more attractive than brown-eyed women. According to the researchers, it is because there could be an unconscious male adaptation for the detection of paternity, based on eye color.
You even get a quick genetics review (or a first time class):
The laws of genetics state that eye color is inherited as follows:
- If both parents have blue eyes, the children will have blue eyes.
- If both parents have brown eyes, a quarter of the children will have blue eyes, and three quarters will have brown eyes. (This depends entirely if one of the parents has a blue allele.) Note added by me.
- The brown eye form of the eye color gene (or allele) is dominant, whereas the blue eye allele is recessive.
Ooops! Forgot the link to the whole article. Sorry. I am a natural blonde.