Remember contemplating your marital future by pulling petals off a flower to the words, "she loves me, she loves me not"?  Perhaps the answer would have come more easily if time spent pulling petals was time spent pumping iron.

Allow me to explain.  Columbia University researchers looked at data from over 5,000 people ages 59 to 71 that assessed participants' grip strength,  What they found was that  that men born after 1935 were less likely to be married if they had a weaker grip strength.

Could a firm grip make that much of a difference?

Study authors say the results seem to indicate that when women marry, they may be favoring partners who signal strength and vitality.

Similar studies have found men with strong handshakes are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and cope better on their own.

And women sense all this from a handshake?  Clever girls. (Daily Mail)

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