And I am not talking about whether he is married or not. Though while I am on the subject, what is it about married guys not wearing a wedding ring -- or removing their wedding ring when they are out of town? (That, btw, is a rhetorical question -- and save me the "I'm just not comfortable wearing a ring all the time" answer, fellas.)
But back to the subject at hand (so to speak). According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge, men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers tend to be more financially successful, oftentimes much more so, than their counterparts with longer index fingers. The same ring-to-index finger ratio also, according to a number of studies (yes, there has been more than one), is a good predictor of success in competitive sports -- and sexual prowess, or at least desire.
(Okay, how many of you looked at your hands after reading that sentence? I thought so. For the record, my ring fingers are noticeably longer than my index fingers while the spouse's are shorter.)
Interestingly, a similar study that looked at the ring-to-index finger ratio of male faculty members in university math, science, and engineering departments discovered a preponderance of longer index fingers.
No mention in either study as to how many of the subjects were married and wore wedding rings.
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