August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015
Why You Should Check a Man’s Finger Size

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great weekend so far. Dab the AIDS Bear is off on another event this weekend. So stay tuned for more new pictures soon.

OK, I know you’re smirking. This is not about how a man’s finger size is related to the size of his junk. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that — in fact, one study says it’s true.)

No, there’s another reason you might want to check the length of a man’s ring finger: It may be an indication of how nice he’ll be toward a member of the same sex.

A new Canadian study says it has to do with the size ratio of a man’s index and ring fingers, determined by dividing the index finger’s length by the ring finger’s. Basically, the shorter a man’s index finger is compared with his ring finger, the more likely he is to be mean to men. Guys whose index and ring fingers are close in length or who have short ring fingers — yeah, you might want to talk to them. They’re more likely to not be an argumentative pain.

Evidently it has to do with the hormones — chiefly testosterone — these men were exposed to in their mother’s wombs, according to the McGill University study, which was published in the March issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences. The smaller the ratio, the more male hormones.

Previous studies have found an association between finger-length ratio and male hormonal level, too.

In the McGill study, lead author Debbie Moskowitz, a professor of psychology, said men with larger ratios were more likely to “listen attentively, smile and laugh,” and “compromise or compliment” another man. Additionally, they were less quarrelsome with men than with women. Men with larger ratios were equally quarrelsome with both, she said in a statement. These results might also explain why these nicer men tend to have more children — “they have more harmonious relationships with women.”

The findings are based on 155 participants, both men and women. Researchers measured their fingers and the participants then reported every social interaction they had lasting more than five minutes over the next 20 days. Based on these reports, researchers classified the behaviors as either agreeable or quarrelsome. Men with a lower ratio between the finger lengths had about a third more agreeable interactions with women and a third fewer quarrelsome ones.

While this study showed men with shorter ring fingers getting along better with men, research last month from Oxford University suggests those men may get along a little too well with men: In that study, men, and to some extent women, with elongated fourth fingers were more likely to be promiscuous.

Hope you have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab