20 Apr '11, 9am

Attractive men have long ring fingers: study

PARIS - THE longer a man's fourth or ring finger is compared to his index finger, the more likely he is to be judged attractive by women, according to a study released on Wednesday. The results, published in the British Royal Society's journal Biological Sciences, unveil intricate links between foetal exposure of males to hormones, the development of certain physical traits, and what turns on the opposite sex. It also adds to a growing body of research - conducted under the banner of evolutionary psychology - suggesting that the drivers of human behaviour are found, more than previously suspected, in 'nature' rather than 'nurture.' Earlier studies had already shown that the size ratio between the fourth and second fingers, especially of the right hand, is a reliable indicator of the extent a man was exposed to testosterone while still in the womb. The bigger the gap betwee...

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