it is quite interesting how each finger 'means' something in our culture. my favorite (besides love) is the pinky. i love pinky promises. most people don't do them right, in my book.
here's how to do a real 'pinky promise'.
1. promise to do/not do something.
2. say "pinky promise?"
3. accept pinky promise & hook pinkys together.
4. when your pinkys are hooked together, your thumb should be out (like a thumbs up). you then kiss your thumb & the pinky promise is complete.
good luck on your next pinky promise. i love pinky promises. they're fun & cute.
ps. don't make a promise you can't keep. :) as a general rule, this is just for fun.