Ladies, don’t immediately trust a man’s sweet smile. Here’s a recent study suggesting that you can check if a man is nice to women by just taking a good look at his finger length. In fact, this may also be a basis if a man is likely to have many children to his wife, and how adult men could possibly behave in general.
According to a study by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, the index fingers of most men are shorter than their ring fingers. However, this characteristic is not that common to women. This difference is finger length is called digit ratio, which is being linked to behavior of men towards women.
The study, which will be published in the March 2015 issue of the Personality and Individual Differences journal, suggests that men with lower digit ratio of index finger (pointing finger) with respect to their ring finger could be a result of sex hormone exposure while they are still in the womb of their mother.
“When with women, men with smaller ratios were more likely to listen attentively, smile and laugh, compromise or compliment the other person.” McGill Psychology Professor Debbie Moskowitz and lead author of the study was quoted on the press release, noting that this study is the first of its kind.
“Our research suggests they have more harmonious relationships with women; these behaviors support the formation and maintenance of relationships with women. This might explain why they have more children on average.” Moskowitz added, referring to the previous study about men having children.
The said study involved 155 participants (78 men and 77 women) who filled out filled out forms after every social interaction with an opposite sex for five minutes or longer during a 20-day period. The result revealed that men with shorter digit ratio have different behavior than those with longer digit ratio.
Around one-third of these men tend to be more agreeable with women, while one-third is less quarrelsome with women. Apparently, those men with longer digit ratio tend to be having the opposite behavior. Meanwhile, results for women in the study did not result to any clear conclusion.
On the other hand, researchers did not find any link between the digit ratio and the dominance of men towards each other. Nevertheless, separate previous studies were made to link men’s digit ratio to their penis sizes and facial attractiveness to women. More studies are expected to be done in the near future.
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