How Do You Rate On The Gaydar – Are You Gay Test?

gaydar testEveryone has some degree of gaydar within them but have you ever thought there was a science to gaydar? What researchers are now finding is that there are certain traits that are very common with homosexuals that could be telltale signs of their sexual preference. How do you rate on the gaydar?

Do you know what a hair whorl is? If you have ever looked at the back of a man’s head you may have noticed that there is a circular pattern in which the hair grows. This is called a hair whorl. Researchers have found that in a large number of homosexual males the hair whorl pattern goes counter clockwise which is in contrast to the majority of heterosexual males having a clockwise hair whorl. Ever since hearing this I have been checking the hair whorl on the back of every heterosexual male that I know and guess what – all have a clockwise hair whorl.

Another common trait has to do with the length of the index finger compared to the ring finger. This one is really interesting to me. On heterosexual woman the index finger is usually either the same length or slightly shorter than the ring finger. In lesbians? The opposite. Lesbians typically have a ring finger that is longer than their index finger. Their ring finger is usually longer than the index. Heterosexual males usually have ring fingers that are longer than the index finger and homosexual males are just the opposite.

There is also research that shows that the thumb and little finger on the left hand of homosexual males and heterosexual woman have thicker fingerprint ridges than that of heterosexual males and homosexual woman.

gaydar testNow none of these traits are a cut and dry answer to someones sexual preference. Just because someone has traits that are more commonly seen in homosexuals obviously does not mean that they are automatically homosexual. What researchers are showing with this data is that more than anything, these traits are what make people appear to be gay.

This is what is meant by gaydar. There are times when you meet someone that you, for reasons unknown to yourself, automatically assume the persons sexual preference. I’m not talking about when you meet someone who would be considered a flaming homosexual (no disrespect intended, really), I’m talking about when you meet someone and you just get a sense that they are homosexual. The traits above are what researchers are saying gives you that impression.

Obviously you are not going around comparing people’s finger lengths and checking our their hair whorls. It could be something we do subconsciously. We always size people up when we first meet them mostly without even realizing we are doing it. Why do we think some people are pretty and others aren’t.

Wow…some could say that this points to the conclusion that homosexual people truly are born that way. I happen to have always been a believer of this. Hopefully with this new information researchers will be able to narrow down their studies and finally be able to say for a fact that this right here is the reason that people are born with the sexual preference that they are.

13 thoughts on “How Do You Rate On The Gaydar – Are You Gay Test?

  1. ChalGal

    Haha, this was very intersting! I’m a bisexual woman and I traced my hands and I found that my right index finger is much bigger than my ring finger. However, on my left hand, my index finger is just barley smaller than my ring finger or maybe it’s the other way around…? I can’t really tell, the difference is SO small! The only thing that bothered me was how they used the term “sexual preference” and not “sexual oreintation”. I mean, your sexuality is NOT a choice, but it was still an intersesting artical! ^_^

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  2. John Grimm

    When I was at Edsel Ford High School in the city of Dearborn, Michigan
    I did not have any friends and nobody wanted to be my friend because
    I’m physical handicapped and it bothered me a lot when I was in high school.
    There are a lot of gay men and bisexual men who did not have any friends when they were
    in high school because of their sexual oreintation I also know where they are coming from.

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  3. Chelsea

    This is crazy accurate. O.o
    As a lesbian sitting here, I measured my fingers, (flat on the table, relaxed), and my ring finger is actually longer than my index finger. This is crazy!

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  4. gus

    There’s a high chance of left-handedness, sexual orientation and a higher possibility of certain disorders is linked to the hormone level in the womb, that will also affect the finger lengths especially the ring finger. More left handed (still minority) men and women in the group of homosexuals than in the group of hetero sexuals. More people with language problems and imune problems in the group of left handers and more left handers in the group of twins. And more twins in Western Afrika (about 1 of 10 people) than in Europe. For most men the right testicle is heavier and higher, same for homosexual men but they have a larger perencate of men with left balls up or left balls heaviear. Guess you can use that for your “Gaydar”. Also their hair more often curls into the counter clockwise direction. As you already said, these aspects only come in a higher percentage but are still minorities for homosexuals.

    I don’t see how anyone can be made responsible for wether they are left handed or gay or a twin or have a disorder. Nobody chooses to be a twin. I’m wondering if any of the groups or any of the people who are part of several of these groups have special talents, things that they are way better in, because different parts of their brains are favoured. Leonardo Da Vinci was also left handed.

    Given that left handed people usually die about 10 years younger, I’m glad to be part of none of the group but I’d still like to know more about it.

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  5. Warren

    7-22-08.Hi.Is it wrong to care about the person,and not just his sex organ?I am glad for the friends I have,gay or not.We are all born with a sex organ.I like what some of these people say.They do make sense to me.

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  6. Alexa

    This is certainly an interesting article. Though I must say, in our cases inaccurate. My gay brother and I were looking for gaydar tests to play around with when we came across this page. So we look at ourselves. His hair whorl is clockwise and my ring finger is nearly a whole centimetre longer than my index finger on both hands and I am a heterosexual female. Though we have always known we’re a family of freaks so it doesn’t really come as a surprise.

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  7. Fork

    I’m pretty sure I’m gay and my ring fingers are half a centimeter longer then my index fingers. ;) just don’t tell my parents…

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  9. costa

    My ring fingers are longer than my index fingers, I have clockwise hair whorl and I am homosexual. Crux is, we can’t and shouldn’t generalize things as per our own observations.

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  10. Craig

    I think that because most people think of homosexual men when they hear the term gay they should have a term specifically for lesbians, such as dykedar.

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