Back in the 90’s I saw this video,
I was struck by two things, that Sarah Brightman’s eyes were so big and that the boy looked like a Vulcan. As for the eyes, yes it did seem that I was attracted to the wide eyes. Then I started watching more closely. TV and movies had lots of women who had wide eyes. I thought: there must be some coaching going on here, as normal women are not really that way. I never really found any confirmation, but I bet that there is.
Humans it seems are attracted to others with wide eyes, as this is one feature that make babies so cute. Note that Bugs Bunny had wide eyes, as he was to be a character that was supposed to be liked. It seems that men respond positively to this feature when found in women; perhaps it was acceptable to men as evidenced by the Evil Patriarchy view on women as being semi-children.
It doesn’t seem to work the other way around though. Women are for the most part not interested in wide eyed men. Perhaps women don’t want their men to look like children.
Consider this scene,
We have lots of squinty gunfighter men, while Liz the Cat is wide-eyed. Would we think as much of Clint if he was wide-eyed?
Exit Question: How much practice does it require to become wide-eyed and have it look natural?