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    Men...look at your right ring finger

    Is it longer than your right index finger? If yes...you apparently are a stud of a man.

    Cliff notes:

    -If your right ring finger is longer than your right index finger, you were exposed to more testosterone before you were born
    -The more testosterone, the more likely you are to develop more 'manly' features, stronger jawline, etc. that women find attractive
    -If your right ring finger is shorter than your right index, you are a wussy




    If you want to know how attractive a guy is, look down … at his hands, that is. The ratio between the length of his right index and ring fingers is linked to facial attractiveness, a new study finds.

    The ratio, called the 2D:4D because it compares the length of the second digit with the fourth digit, makes sense since that ratio is driven by the sex hormone testosterone, the researchers say

    "What we found was that 2D:4D ratio can predict face attractiveness. The more masculine the 2D:4D is, the more attractive is the face," said study researcher Camille Ferdenzi at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. "The amount of sex hormones you are exposed to before birth contributes to how your face develops and how attractive it becomes." (Past research has shown that gals love caveman-like masculine faces.)

    Oddly enough, this is because of the amount of testosterone that a fetus is exposed to in the end of the first trimester, when the testes start to develop. The more testosterone, the higher this 2D:4D ratio is, and also, the higher-quality sperm the male produces. This is different from other sexual and masculine traits, such as voice frequency and body odor, which are regulated by levels of adult testosterone.

    "There are lots of things that are regulated by testosterone during puberty and in adults," John Manning, a researcher from Swansea University in Wales who wasn't involved in the study, told LiveScience. "The point of this paper is to see if the early fetal spike affects things like attractiveness."

    Diggin' digits

    The more testosterone, the longer a fetus' right ring finger grows (yes, just this one finger). The index finger is more sensitive to fetal estrogen levels. If these two fingers are the same length (measured from the bottom crease), the 2D:4D ratio is 1; if the ring finger is longer, the ratio is lower than 1. So the longer the ring finger is than the index, the more fetal testosterone you'd expect.

    While the experiments required to definitively prove this correlation (sampling in utero testosterone during pregnancy, or treating some fetuses with testosterone and measuring finger length) would be unethical, many researchers believe in the connection. Tests in rats show that increased testosterone causes higher 2D:4D ratios, and some human hormonal diseases show differences in this ratio.

    To see how this is related to attractiveness, Ferdenzi had 49 female college students judge body-odor-soaked pads, voice clips and face-only pictures of 49 male college students. They then compared these results with precise measurements of the guys' 2D:4D ratios and saw a connection between facial attractiveness and higher 2D:4D ratios.

    "The study's main conclusion is sound, the relationship between digit ratio and perception of attractiveness fits in with what we already know," said Manning, who in his own research last year found a connection between the 2D:4D ratio and the talent for playing rugby football. "I think it's an excellent paper."

    Long Ring Fingers Are Attached to Good Looking Guys | Sex, Hormoes & Attractivenessn | LiveScience



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    Awesome, now I can finally dub this as my official theme song

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXaT_1I-vw]Orgazmo Theme Song-Now You're A Man - YouTube[/ame]


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    I am a manly man.


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    Me too


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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    I wonder if Brittney Griner has a longer ring finger?



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    If I look at the back of my hand, my ring finger is definitely longer. But, then if I turn my hand around and look at the palm side, they're about the same length. Weird.


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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    MANLY



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    I'm amazing...oh and yes my ring ringer is longer then my index finger also



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    Yup, stud here.



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Ferdenzi had 49 female college students judge body-odor-soaked pads,
    So, they made em sniff sweaty jock straps or what?

    And do I want to trust the opinion of girls that agreed to do that or not...

    Discuss.



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    If I look at the back of my hand, my ring finger is definitely longer. But, then if I turn my hand around and look at the palm side, they're about the same length. Weird.
    The article says to measure them from the base on the underside (palm up).



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    Re: Men...look at your right ring finger

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    If I look at the back of my hand, my ring finger is definitely longer. But, then if I turn my hand around and look at the palm side, they're about the same length. Weird.
    mind = blown


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    Re:Men...look at your right ring finger

    I'm a man, I'm 40!

    ...well, 32, but I've got the finger thing going for me, which is nice.



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