A few commenters mentioned over on Dalrock’s recent post about the masculine finger ratio that the woman has.
It is always the little unintentional details that give away the bigger picture. I looked at her blog and towards the bottom is a photo of her hand with an engagement ring on the third finger. Her third finger is considerably longer then her first finger. This is always the case with men but with women it is reversed so that the third finger will be shorter than the first. A longer third finger on a woman indicates considerable masculinity and thus probably (given the ease) great promiscuity and of course that is exactly what she admits too although she insults the guys who were too polite to refuse her as ‘crazies’. Usual female projection methinks.
It’s not the 3rd finger but the fourth, and the ratio as the post is named is actually called “digit ratio” or “2d 4d ratio.” If we’re going to talk about it, might as well get it right.
You can read more about it on wikipedia. Overall, it’s a crude approximation to prenatal androgen exposure like testosterone, and it can generally be a predictor of various traits in the sexes. A shorter 2nd digit (pointer finger) compared to the 4th digit (ring finger) indicates higher exposure to prenatal androgens. Now that you know that, men tend to have a lower ratio than women because they are exposed to more prenatal androgens than women.
Here’s the relevant chart off the wiki that shows the different propensities with low digit and high digit ratios. Generally, low digit ratio is better for men and worse for women, and vice versa for high digit ratio. There are some negatives in each for both men and women though.
|Low digit ratio||High digit ratio|
|Physiology and disease|
|Physical and competitive behavior||Increased aggressive behavior in sports.|
|Cognition and personality||
Anyway, the relevant aspects in this particular situation with a woman with low digit ratio are some of the increased propensity of these cognitive traits that tend to lead to increases in promiscuity.
- Assertiveness in females
- Psychoticism in females
- aggression in girls
- hyperactivity and poor social cognitive function in girls
This is actually a very interesting talking point that I’ve used in the past as a tool in conversation and dates because of its ability to generally predict some behavioral traits. But it is also something to look out for in terms of potential risky factors in marriage.
It’s not by all means “proven” that someone is a particular way if they have a certain digit ratio. It’s a overall trend much like virginity and divorce. It’s likely riskier to date or marry a woman with a low digit ratio due to the combination of traits that she usually has with a low digit ratio that makes her personally more competitive like a business partner rather than a wife.
I’d give it a “yellow flag” overall until you get to know them more to see if it’s a red flag based on her past behavior or a non-issue.