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I Prefer Short Nails

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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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    Nail

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I bite my real nails so much, that they have gotten really short and messy. Fake nails just make everything better. :)
    ValentinaMoon ValentinaMoon 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Some look good with it. But I prefer a girl with beautifully long hair. Loose preferably. If not and it's tied up, I prefer that it's actually done with a hint of effort! No loose...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    We imagined how we'd dress if there weren't any obligation. What about the clothes that you'd be wearing when you'd go for a walk or jog or may be when you exercise? In the...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 6

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    I paint both fingernails and toenails each week; I prefer Thursday for some reason. I pick a color of my choice. I'm wearing a light blue color but, this week I want to change it...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    not sure it counts as painted nails but I love wearing glue on nails mostly French tip but others as well
    jamie172 jamie172 46-50, T 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Okay , I really don't like girls to Trim down there . I prefer the natural look. Short hair on top I don't mind. Re my last story. Part 2 appears first. Sorry for that, but it's a...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M Jul 4

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    I don't mind short hair. I just prefer long.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 4

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    Boxer shorts for me. I love the feeling of my **** hanging free. I like to wear underwear but love the feeling of no underwear as well. Boxer shorts provide me with the best of...
    JasePee18 JasePee18 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I feel like a real woman when I paint my nails. I keep my fingernails long and love painting them. I have loads of nail polish in all hues. Pedicures and manicures are my pet...
    annieka annieka 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I really enjoy painting my toe nails. Being male I get the looks at time but lately the females are digging it. They just love them so much.
    thomas3513 thomas3513 36-40, M Jul 5

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    Just finished painting my nails
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Love my acrylics ❤️❤️ what's more feminine than sexy nails? Keep yourselves groomed ladies ;)
    EastCoastBlonde95 EastCoastBlonde95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Yes I'm a guy. No I don't want to be a girl. Yes I do see you staring at my black nails. No I don't give a damn.
    Lastrit Lastrit 13-15, M Jul 17

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    GIRLS ONLY - Share with me and my friends your photos of painted nails.
    yvetteq1 yvetteq1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I so love my toe nails being painted they feel so naked without polish.
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Well once again today I painted my finger nails. It feels good, but I'm still self conscious about it all. I hope soon I won't have to feel ashamed about it. It makes me happy so I...
    Shadowhunter23 Shadowhunter23 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    When you get your nails done and they file your finger!! -_-
    itsawkward itsawkward 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I absolutely HATE my finger nails but I love painting my toes! This time I did rainbow with stripes and polka dots(:
    MacKenzie31113 MacKenzie31113 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    And anyone else's! I'm not sure why, it's just really fun for me, I love getting really creative with them. I did my sister's nails too, she kept complaining that I didn't do...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    AWESOME PEDICURE TODAY!!!! Today my gf & I went in for pedi's, and what a FANTASTIC job the tech did! From the spa chair with the agitating water, to the awesome leg and foot...
    makeupRoxx makeupRoxx 41-45 2 days ago

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    Thae sound of snipping turns me on ... I wanna get all my hair cut of with scissors and i prefer to be tied and get forced haircut it's fantacy ... Any one wanna five me cyber...
    Engdody Engdody 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Ok maybe most unwanted by the women who prefer a tall sexy man. 6' at least
    erica0415 erica0415 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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