Put it there pal! According to a new study by researchers at Columbia University, men with a stronger grip are more likely to be married than men with weaker grips.
Professor Vergard Skirbekk head of the study, says “our results hint that women may be favoring partners who signal strength and vigor when they marry.”
The researchers studied 5,009 Norwegian adults including people born 1923-35 and 1936-48, and tested grip strength and marital status.The study revealed that there were more unmarried men with lower grip strength in the group from 1936-48 than in the men studied from the 1923-35 group.
“The researchers believe that this reflects the societal trends that have increasingly deemphasized the importance of marriage.”
The professor went on to say, “in recent decades, women are less dependent on men economically. At the same time, men have a growing ‘health dependence’ on women.”
Time to get a grip.