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Attention Ladies: How To Spot A Cheater! Really???

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Dr. Phil has the answer and its just the kind of answer you would expect from him.

He says you can spot a cheating man simply by looking at his ring finger. (No, really. That's not an inuendo.)

On The Early Show this morning, Dr. Phil explained that men who have a ring finger longer than their index finger is one of the traits that indicate a cheating man. According to the good doctor, a longer ring finger is a sign of exposure to higher levels of testosterone while in utero. This leads to the presence of what some crackpots scientists call the "infidelity gene."


Dr. Phil also says cheaters can be detected by using brain scans. He explained that cheating and non-cheating brains have "distinct activity patterns." He claims that a cheater's noggin shows a lot of activity is every part of the brain, while a monogamous man's brain activity is concentrated in the back where the cerebellum is.

See, Sandra Bullock! If you have just examined Jesse James' fingers and made him get a catscan before you got married, you could have saved yourself all that heartache.

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49 comments to “Attention Ladies: How To Spot A Cheater! Really???”

  1. 1

    your a pig perez…..eat shit.

  2. 2

    yea.. these studies have been round for quite a while he didnt just make it up

  3. 3

    So let me get this straight. The people that did the studies have differnt type fingers then, right? Quack! Crock! Bullshit! That's like saying women with big boobs have no ass. Bullshit. Why is this crackpot famous? Because of some fat chick that appeals to a mass audience of sheeple say so? Oy ve! Some people need prayer in a hurry!

  4. 4

    If the ring finger is longer than the middle finger, it's a sure sign that the cheater is also a werewolf.

  5. 5

    okay - brain activity is one thing. but the ring finger? come on dr. phil, you're a PSYCHOLOGIST. i thought you believed in nurture over nature? you have an MA, a BA, and a PhD, but i don't see an MD anywhere in there. in conclusion, shut up.

  6. 6

    Re: timetime – says the guy reading his site and sitting at home commenting on Perez's posts. Puhlease. You're a nobody so don't go talkin shit about someone who isn't. Kinda makes u look stupid.

  7. 7

    i think ALL men (all people really) are perfectly capable of cheating. it's a choice, not a gene that determines if you're a cheater or not.
    hey I'm a woman with a longer ring finger.. what does THAT mean Dr. Phil, oh wise fake PhD?

  8. 8

    Notice: Longer ring finger = big dick.

    What Phil left out was that research shows that men who have an equal or longer ring finger to their middle finger also have bigger dicks. I am not joking. This is research proven. Maybe guys with bigger dicks feel more confident about poking it into others???????

  9. 9

    Actually, the ring finger being longer than the index finger is indeed an indicator of high testosterone exposure before birth.
    Now I don't know if cheaters have a longer ring finger, or even if their prenatal testosterone exposure really has something to do with being a cheater.

    What is stupid is saying that all the people who have a longer ring finger are cheaters.

    What I do know is the fact that a longer ring finger is a sign of homo or bisexuality. Homosexuality is due to environmental, genetic and hormonal causes. Homosexuality is very likely due to high prenatal testosterone.

    But it doesn't mean that all homo or bisexuals have a longer ring finger. Mine isn't, and I'm bisexual.

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    Nice tie, even if Robyn probably picked it out.

  11. 11

    remind me again…in what field does "dr" phil hold his degree ??
    if it weren't for that horrible oprah woman, this "dr" would be mopping up in a porno arcade instead of dispensing his 'wisdom'.

  12. 12

    also if you have a mole on your body it means you have been probed by aliens

  13. 13

    Perez, you're only reporting part of the story here! Dr. Phil had a doctor on HIS show who claims all of these things, if you watched the show you'd see that Dr. Phil is VERY doubtful of the claims and even says so to everybody! Try being a fair and accurate reporter!

  14. 14

    If that goes for women aswell, then I am a potential cheater… I have never cheated in all my life but hey, what does that prove?

  15. 15

    Re: dickyponygirl – actually that wasn't left out of the show..the Doctor he was interviewing DID point that out.

  16. 16

    Dr. Phil needs antennas on his head, Perez.
    He is one fugly fug.

  17. lya says – reply to this


    right, and having a long skull means you're a serial killer or raper… are we back in the 40's?

  18. 18

    really who cares? what kind of ¨*cked name do you have anyway PEREZ what the hell is that? I am not even reading any of this……just want to put you down as you put everyone else down. and i think you are gay

  19. 19

    Bullshite! My husband cheated and his ring finger is shorter than his index finger…..how about signs of a cheater being a middle aged man getting hit on by a fat, 24-year-old blond. THAT'S the sign of a cheater! Sorry Dr. Phil.

  20. 20

    'Infidelity gene' ? is that like the 'dickhead gene'?

  21. 21

    re timetime - are you still trying to figure out which is your ring finger??

  22. 22

    Re: hate_u – newsflash he IS gay. what a stupid attempt at an insult.
    what are you, 13? nobody is holding you at gunpoint to read this site or go through the time to register an account….sign in… type comments.. and leave them on stories that you apparently SOOOOOO don't care about. clearly you just have no life and nothing better to do. what a loser.

  23. 23

    In fact, I'm pretty sure a large majority of males have ring finger > index finger. Since a large majority of males cheat when given a chance, Dr. Phil is making a fairly plausible statement. There's no cause&effect relationship between finger ratioo and cheating, but I'm willing to bet the correlation is high.

  24. 24

    Cheating is a choice. Maybe the testosterone thing is true, but that still doesn't mean the guy cant actively think, hey it's wrong to cheat so I shouldn't do it…

  25. Jetli says – reply to this


    It's amazing that people take advice from this idiot. Dr. Phil needs a CAT scan!

  26. 26

    Re: Jetli – it's amazing how people who haven't a clue think they know better. Having a longer ring finger IS a sign of exposure to higher levels of testosterone before birth, this isn't anything new, this 'news' has been around for years and many scientists and doctors have written articles on it. Same goes for the brain patterns. Saying that this means someone is a cheater is a bit far-fetched as far as I'm concerned; you can have a high level of testosterone and still contain yourself, it's not an excuse for cheating.

  27. 27

    There is scientific evidence of this, however, if you look at Jesse's hand in the nazi photo, his ring finger is NOT longer than his index finger.

    This is unsubstantiated but from my experience it has turned out to be true. If a you can bend a guys thumb all the back so the knuckle goes past 90 degrees it forms what is known as a "hook" thumb, (with the tip of the thumb coming close to the other knuckle)these guys always turn out to be violent and abusive no matter how nice they may seem at first.

  28. 28

    "DR" Phill is not even allowed to practice Psychology anywhere in the USA; he was punished for having sex with one of his patients years ago and refused to get TREATMENT FOR HIS SEX ADDICTION & REFUSED TO CONVERT TO THE 12-Step Religious Cult

  29. 29

    My 9 yr old daughter's ring finger is waaay longer than her index finger. What does this mean about her??

  30. 30

    Can he go away now? Please?

  31. 31

    If Dr. Phil knew ANYTHING about psychology, he would know that higher levels of testosterone actually lead to males being more likely to be gay. Men who consider themselves to be more masculine have the ability to cheat more. It has nothing to do with testosterone levels. It seems he forgot everything he learned to earn that PhD…

  32. 32

    Dr. Phil is so "passe". I don't even watch him and he should get off television. Annoying man.

  33. 33

    Dude's not even a real doctor.
    Oh, and this fat shyster was on CNN the other day pontificating on America's obesity crisis.
    What a f'ing joke. Why does anyone listen to him?

  34. 34

  35. 35

    that's fucking freaky. to back this up, please show us some photos of cheating men(and possibly women?) with the ring finger longer than their index??

  36. 36

    Re: xFaust – exactly! what's the point if it doesn't apply to everyone??

  37. 37

    whyyy does no one ever mention the fact that dr. phil is NOT A FUCKING PSYCHOLOGIST? Take anything this Oprah-endorsed fake that appeals to the stay-at-home mother demographic with a grain of salt.

  38. 38

    Re: aidsaidsaids

    Dr. Phil IS a psychologist! He has a PhD in clinical psychology.

  39. 39

    or if you find them in naked in bed with your neighbor and their hand is under the sheets…..that's another sign.

  40. 40

  41. 41

    I know he's a crackpot….but is he SERIOUS about this??

    If so, he's finally lost his mind.

    And talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    Perhaps this is the weird science he fed his wife when she caught him with the eighteen year old assistant some years back.

  42. @v@ says – reply to this


    That's just an interesting tidbit; and I think most are aware of the big feet rumor.
    There's some interesting research being done complimented by computer advancement elsewhere, but I would have liked to see Dr. Phil's source on this.

  43. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Lady_Saccharine_Sweetness – Yes to you. A longer or shorter index finger isn't an indicator of a developed conscience.

  44. 44

    So here's the thing, it's called the 2D : 4D ratio, get it, 2nd digit, 4th digit on your hand. Having a ring finger longer than your index is directly linked with being exposed to higher levels of testosterone in the womb. This isn't only a male thing, females can be effected too. It basically means you are more masculine. If you have a longer ring finger you are more PRONE to engaging in certain behaviors, or displaying certain aggressive attitudes.

    Btw, I'm not a psychologist and I know this stuff. You do not have to be a doctor to educate yourself on cool shit like this.

  45. 45

    thats bullshit ALL MEN are cheaters!

  46. 46

    Didnt know this…will be looking at mines when he gets back to cali!!!! However too MANY men are controlled by sex to the point it over rules thier spouses and childrens best interest. HUGE PROBLEM IN SOCIETY!!!!!!!!!!!! I personally dont put up with it and call that shit out on Q.

  47. 47

    This would definetly be plausible, and Dr.Phil didn't just invent this he's basing it on another Dr.s research. And FYI Perez you would need to conduct a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan to see brain activity. and to Starofdawn psychologist dont all believe in nurture over nature! It's simply nature vs. nurture, and thats coming from a psychologist!

  48. MP says – reply to this


    Dr. Phil is nothing but a two bit hack and I would not listen to anything he has to say.

  49. 49

    Ring finger theory is true. Exposure to different hormone levels in utero influences sexuality, creates transgenderism, feminine men (straight or gay), masculine women (Tom boys, straight or gay) etc. (Both or either, physically and or psychologically).