Is your girlfriend cheating? Just check her fingers !
December 06 2018, 3:02 PM
Women with higher (more feminine) left hand digit ratios are more impulsive and rate their romantic relationships less favourably

It was assumed that women who were 'more feminised' would be more likely to be satisfied with their romantic relationships, and to be less impulsive.

Women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown.

The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics.

The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb.

Being more exposed to the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb leads to women's index fingers growing longer than their ring finger.

By contrast, being exposed to more of the male sex hormone testosterone in the womb has a more 'masculinising' effect - and results in a longer ring finger and a shorter index finger.

Women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown.

The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics

 Men with longer ring fingers than index fingers have been found to be better sportsmen.Eiluned Pearce of Oxford University carried out the research which has been published in a Royal Society Journal.

She took measurements of the finger lengths of 274 female volunteers and also sampled their DNA.

They also completed psychological tests on their relationship quality.The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb (stock image)

 The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb (stock image) 

Women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown.

The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics (stock image)

 She found that 'women with higher (more feminine) left hand digit ratios are more impulsive and rate their romantic relationships less favourably.' She added that the finding is 'intriguing, because the opposite might be expected'.

In the research paper, she speculates that women with the higher index finger to ring finger ration are likely to be 'more feminized' and more highly sought after by males.

Because they know they have a lot of options, 'this might be associated with dissatisfaction with current partners' and this might lead to flings - or as the scientists call it 'opportunistic mating' and 'impulsive' mating with men who are not their husband or partner.

The two main strategies in sex are 'opportunistic mating' - in other words having lots of flings - and a strategy 'focusing on long-term commitment'.

She writes that 'If females with more feminised morphology [body shape] have higher 'mate value', this might be associated with dissatisfaction with current partners, leading to impulsive extra-pair matings and seeking alternative mates.'

The researchers also looked at the ratio of index finger to ring finger lengths in males, but did not find any connection with relationship quality.

Source: Daily Mail

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