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I Prefer Short Nails

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    I have always prefered short nails to long ones :)
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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    And I Like Em Square

    when i get mine done, i get them only about 1/4" long at most and square.  otherwise, they are bitten down to the nub.... i gotta get done again
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Aug 29, 2008

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    Yes, I'm Not Elvira, No...

    Yes, I'm not Elvira, not interested in scratching someone or something from a distance of 2 feet. Besides, I scratched my son once when he was a baby, while bathing him, the guilt got me to clip clip clip immediately!!! You know how much crap can linger under fingernails...
    huggyvee huggyvee 46-50 Jul 20, 2009

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    Brittle Nails

    I've always kept mine really short because they break off really easily which hurts. Also sometimes they will bend and not break which hurts really bad too. It is easier to type with them short and also since I spend a lot of time mucking around inside computers, it's best not...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    From Laughter To Love

    i am single and is extremely acttracted to women who has the extreme nailbiting habbit, has anyone ever considered the thought that some women who are extreme nail biters bites their nails BECAUSE THEY ACTUALY LOVES BITING THEIR FENGERNAILS? and wants to be with a guy who will...
    wes890 wes890 56-60 Apr 13, 2013

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    Yep

    I never liked long nails. I have the feeling they can scratch my eyes out with them. And if they’re way too long it looks just straight ugly. And anyway how do they operate with them?
    cagedwolf cagedwolf 26-30 Jun 22, 2012

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    Another One of My Preferences With Women

    Ah-hem . . .  Sorry to butt in on your party, girls.  I'd just like to state that I like women who keep their nails short, too.  Those long ones, covered in nail-polish, have never done it for me.  That's all I wanted to say.  I'll let you get back to...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Jul 15, 2009

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    I Prefer It Too...

    I prefer to have a short nail 'coz i feel more comfortable and clean about my hands. I put some nail polish to make it more attractive and presentable. I just love having a clean short nails... i enjoy it ! (-;
    Longing4Luv Longing4Luv 26-30, F Sep 26, 2008

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    JUST Because

    My nails actually grow very strong, long and perfectly shaped. I know many people who pay to have theirs done and get the acrylics and such. My issue is that I'm always on the go and work with my hands a lot. Between the computer, changing diapers/clothing for the kids and...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Looooove Shorter Nails!

    I cant stand when people dont clip there nails or get those rediculously long fake nails. They gross me out ...especially when they dont clean under em! Sick! Who wants to look at Hobbit hands anyways?Plus Ive tried those long fake nails before....they're a ***** to type with...
    Astory4supper Astory4supper 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    Sure Do.

     I have to have them otherwise I can't play my violin properly. I'm just used to them now that long nails irritate the hell out of me.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 33 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Long Nails Scare Me

    An ex of mine was a sadist, and used her long nails in terrifyingly painful ways. I have scars.
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 9 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Impossible Ab

    absoluetly to do things with long nails washin up showerin dressing make up etc u know it all only for speical occasions but for me always will have short nails coz i constantly bite them when they get to a certain length heheheheehehe :D
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F Nov 18, 2009

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    I Perfer Short Nails

    I have a perference for short nails because it looks better. Also, long nails is an invitation for dirt to sprawl underneath them, and it is disgusting. I always cut them when it grows longer.
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 15, 2010

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    Low Maintenance

    That's me, I am a low maintenance kind of gal. I always break my nails once their too long anyway, so, I prefer to just keep them out of my way.
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 7 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    Easier

    I've had long nails for a long time but cut them short a couple of months ago and I like it so much better. It's easier to do almost everything with short nails.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jun 5, 2010

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    Nails

    I like medium long nails especially the square cut.  Unfortunately, my nails tend to chip quite alot even when I use nail strenghter.  I prefer having short nails, it is easier and neater (for me).
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2010

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    Cleaner

    I prefer short nails on myself and others mainly because they are cleaner. I hate things getting under my nails, it's so disgusting.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Oct 19, 2008

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    It's Easier to Type

    Like most of us I spend all day at my keyboard and it's just easier to type with short nails.  I sometimes see women with very long sexy nails and am amazed that the can type as fast as they can with them. 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2008

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    Natural Is Best.

    I use to wear long azz acrylic tips with all kinds of designs starting way back from the 80's on. I hate long fingernails--they are so tacky, ancient and nasty. I always kept mines clean--that was imperative for me. I can type better without nails, also I don't like my own...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Short Nails For Me.

    When I was in highschool I would try to keep my nails long but even then, nine nails would look good and long and one would be broken.After I became a housewife forget it I just started keeping them short.I have never liked wearing gloves to wash dishes or to work in my...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F Sep 26, 2008

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    Edward Scissorhands Need Not Apply!

    I bite my nails. Yeah.. know it's an awful habit and  it's stress-induced for me. So, I try to keep my nails neatly filed and painted with clear polish... First impressions, you know! I can't stand a butch woman with long nails..It drives me crazy! ONE time being...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Yay For Short Nails. :)

    I have short nails, it's a habit developped from playing piano for over 12 years.. the sound of nails clacking on piano keys is rather painful =/ Also, it is so much easier to maintain! More comfortable too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Sensible

    I guess if you don't type all day long, long nails are nice. But it hurts when they break, so mine are short. Less maintenance, and less bother. There I go being sensible again.
    KatieJane KatieJane 36-40, F Jul 22, 2009

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    Short & Clean ...

    I dont like to have long nails .. Im not so good at taking care of them .. Especially when I cook or wash dishes by hands .. They are fragile and very girlie .. Not really suit me well .. So I prefer short and clean nails .. I have them painted and polished sometimes when Im in a...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Short Nails All the Way

     I honestly don't like having long nails because they end up getting dirty and they just get in the way, i prefer to have them nice and short =]
    amordulce amordulce 16-17 Jul 20, 2009

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    I prefer to&n...

    I prefer to cut and clean my nails, and keep them short,.  I have tried growing them, but it just gets on my nerves when they are so long...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Everyone calls my shorts booty shorts I deny that they are, I guess because of the name. Call them shorts!
    Just23478 Just23478 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why is it so negative with being short? It's always the short guy that gets teaser, called midget and such. How tall are you guys? :) And what do you say about my question?
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    I'm five-foot-nothing. :) I quite like being on the shorter side. It can be a bit annoying having to ask people to reach stuff for you all the time, though. If I need something...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    It's not that life is short, it's we wait too long to start living it. Start enjoying it from the moment your born to the moment you die, that's the best we can do.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Mar 23

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    My parents are writers so I grew up writing short stories. They're not very good yet, but I'm hoping to improve. I'm into Sci-fi and fantasy.
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    Yes ,too short to bother about rude people.You refuse to do as they want and they call you proud.These people need a lot of growing up.Their age has only increased in number.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Oh, I'm not physically short, I'm just a total *****.
    Thatmixedchild Thatmixedchild 13-15, M Mar 29