Adult dating redhead
That in and of itself, however, does not mean it will slowly go extinct- since redheadedness is not an especially maladaptive condition- that is, it’s not a trait that makes it harder to survive, and so there’s no reason for it to be selected out of the gene pool.
Nearsightedness and color blindness, for example, are more maladaptive recessive genes, and they have thrived just fine.
So far from finding redheads to be ugly or undesirable, the opposite was almost true: they found them so desirable that the redheads were ‘out of their league’, so to speak. Redheads, for example, are more susceptible to toothaches and painfully cold temperatures- but they are entirely capable of withstanding more stinging and pressure pain than the average blonde or brunette.
When asked to comment on the women they approached vs the women they didn’t approach, they rated the redheads more sensuous and promiscuous seeming- both signifiers that would possibly help in the babymaking arena. Not only are redheads not going extinct, they might actually be well selected to thrive. Additionally, in an incredible coincidence, they are better able to withstand the ‘fiery’ pain from capsaicin- AKA spicy foods. It’s true- they need more anesthesia, leading to a pretty common fear of dentists among redheads.
(Sadly, no one makes those for us ever-common brown haired folk.) Irked at their high horse, I decided I would write a scathing (yet gentle) article about how redheads are actually a genetic dead end and that everybody widely agrees they’ll be gone in a few generations due to the utter weakness and inferiority of the redheaded gene. Put simply, there is a common wisdom that redheads will go extinct because red hair is a recessive gene or because Scotland’s going to get less cloudy due to climate change. This has been oft-repeated, but is (thankfully) still wrong.
First off, it is true that the gene for red hair is recessive.
In fact, it was because they found them more attractive: they didn’t approach them because of fear of rejection, assuming the redheaded women were more assertive and temperamental. It’s not that redheads feel pain more- in fact, they feel a different kind of pain entirely.He admits to being flat-out denied record deals when producers told him that being "ginger wasn't a good 'marketing tool' for them." WOW harsh.But hey, now we're singing along to his lyrics on the radio, so who's the winner here?But their weird drug interactions don’t end there- for example, preliminary studies from the same team above show they are easier to treat with certain drugs than others.The final conclusion that the Aalborg University study drew was that the ‘redhead’ gene (or MC1R for you scientistas out there) is far more intricate and complex than the simple blonde or brown haired gene, affecting far more of the body beyond red hair- in fact, we’ve only scratched the surface!