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I Prefer Short Nails

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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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    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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    On Myself

    I love long nails on both guys and girls but I bite mine. It's a lifelong habit I've had. But here and there in the past I have gotten acrylic nails and enjoyed their beauty. It makes a big difference. But they end up bothering me and I want them off.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2011

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 27, 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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    Nail

    I have always prefered short nails to long ones :)
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I prefer black and blue and silver like sparkles. sometimes i put designs on them with pens and other polishes but black is my number one prefered if not then white will do.
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    Well Ive never gone to a salon but I like having someone else doing my nails and having a facepack etc. I'm quite interested in the creative aspect of nails -nail art etc, although...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T Nov 30

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I love getting my nails done, especially after I started doing nails art for myself and friends!
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I am painting my nails right now. They are this beautiful sparkly red (the color is called Ruby Jewels by milani) and some of them are this kinda gold color. I love them! :) What...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F Dec 18

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    demipuff demipuff 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    5' 4". Or 164 cms if you prefer. And I am a guy, not many people like short guys.
    sagard1994 sagard1994 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 16

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    I bite my nails when I get nervous or hungry. It's not too bad but they aren't too good either
    Imaliar2 Imaliar2 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I'm getting better at doing my nails :)
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Decided it was time to switch things up a bit. I normally get my natural nails manicured, but today i decided to get an acrylic nail tip. I have to get used to the nail extensions...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Santa Hat Nails!!!Fun for Christmas!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    I paint my nails and toenails red and black every now and then. It makes me feel like I'm a rock star mostly. Just to change it up from routine in any way is nice.
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    My best friend is the best she paints my nails all the time. I'm her Lil princess I love it so much
    imgayforyou imgayforyou 18-21, M Dec 16

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    I painted my nails gold... just feeling the Christmas season wooooo!!!!!
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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    my nails were red but now switching to Glossy Red enamel :)
    cross2play cross2play 31-35 1 Response Dec 18

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    Err...some nails. Sometimes. I never cut them, they always break off before they get to a good length. My job is so hard on them, even a few coats of super durable polish wont help...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Dec 18

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    I've always admired how well manicured fingers and high heels accentuate femininity. I love how my long nails add sensation to my touch and glamour to my appearance. It feels great...
    BiSexElleTgirl BiSexElleTgirl 26-30, T 1 Response Dec 18