Growing up one of my aunts always had long nails and she would always scratch my back for me. I still love it to this day when a girl has long fingernails and will give me a gentle back scratch. Sure fire way to make me freeze up and shut up.
I always keep my nails long, except if one breaks then I need to cut them all, since I hate them being uneven. Yes, I am slightly OCD. I am not much for those fake nails, my nails are all natural. Though, I find it so beautiful having long, painted nails.