You! Yes you! Stop right there! Did you know that dimples are a genetic flaw?

Source: Pintrist


That's right. The beauty mark we've all grown up admiring is actually the result of faulty genetics. The depression on the side of your face is a result of the subcutaneous connective tissue changing during the earlier stages of physical development. 

It's kinda messed up on an evolutionary level that we idolize what is essentially a deformation, innit?

It's not really a recessive gene as much as it is a single flawed gene that causes dimples to appear on your face. But it's trickier than that. A persons parents might both have dimples, yet that doesn't ensure that they would have them as well. You can read more about the way it works over here.

Source: Pikabubu

Interestingly enough, another myth about dimples is that they appear in pairs.

This too is not true. There are quite a few cases of individuals who have just one dimple, like Rajesh Khanna for instance.

Source: Indiatoday



The point is that it may be exactly the opposite of what we thought; having dimples is a genetic variation while not having them may be considered the biological norm.

One might even say that this is one of those rare examples of beauty through imperfection.