6 Strange, But Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Marry A Righty

Flickr / Tnarik Innael
Flickr / Tnarik Innael

At first glance you may not think there’s much difference between a right and left handed person (except for the way they sign, they throw a ball, or write their John Hancock, perhaps) but research shows there are actually many significant, scientific differences between righties and lefties, each of which has their own advantages (in love with a lefty? This is for you!).

So which makes for a better suitor? Righties, of course! And here’s why.

1. They earn more.

Want to date a person who is doing well financially? According to a study, the lefties tend to earn 10–12 percent less annually than people who are right-handed. This is partially due to them working in environments where physical labor is more required. So if higher earnings are more important to you, find a righty!

2. They have a better memory.

Would a person forgetting important dates or information really bug you? Fear not with a right-handed person! A study found that left-handed people tend to lack in the memory department in comparison to their right-handed counterparts.

3. They’re less frightened.

If you want someone who will go downstairs with a baseball bat if something goes bump in the night, loving a rightie is another plus. Research has found that more lefties showed symptoms of PTSD after watching The Silence of The Lambs compared to their right-handed counterparts.

4. They’re level-headed.

Ideally, you would date someone is more chill so you’re not arguing with someone often, but research shows that lefties aren’t really good at handling their anger due to both hemispheres of their brain communicating more often. So if you’re not into hot-headed people, go right!

5. They drink less.

Are you the type who’d rather stay home and eat junk food, than go out to bars and drink? Then this is another factor to consider since right-handed people drink less, according to this study

6. They’re less likely to have mental disorders.

Ideally, we’d all like to find someone who is happy and healthy, but studies have found that left-handed people are more susceptible to mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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This post originally appeared at YourTango.


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