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Looking for a blue-eyed boy or girl? Here's why you might be disappointed...

One of the toughest things for a professional matchmaker is when a hopeful dater comes to us with an extensive list of ‘must have’ qualities in their future partner. Particularly when those qualities run to a raft of physical attributes. 

Yes, we’re talking to anyone out there who insists that their future partner have a particular shade or iris...most commonly blue eyes.

Well we’ve stumbled across some scientific insight that might just shatter your ‘vision’ of your perfect Mr or Mrs for ever more...

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BLUE EYE PIGMENT!

Here comes the science bit. Concentrate:

Eye pigment is deteremined by cells called melanin—the very same substance that determines the particular shade of your hair and skin.


ONLY 8% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION HAS BLUE EYES. 2% HAS GREEN EYES, AND FEWER STILL—0.6%—HAS TWO DIFFERENT COLOURED EYES.



In simple terms, a lot of melanin in your eyes means they’ll appear brown, but if you’ve only a smattering, the overall affect will be blue-coloured peepers. So there’s no such thing as brown or blue colouring—it literally comes down to a particular quantity of cells.

Back in the day, everyone had brown eyes, but then along came a recessive gene and blue-appearing eyes entered the gene pool. Today, 8% of the world’s population has blue eyes—something that can only happen if both parents carry the recessive gene.

So there you have it chaps. The next time you go weak at the knees at the thought of baby blue eyes, just remember: it’s all an illusion.



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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.