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I Prefer Short Nails

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 short nails I also gotten my nails

    done and I hated using a MetroCard to remove them. Soaking them would of took ages. Now I just polish my nails and design them myself.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nail

    I have always prefered short nails to long ones :)
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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 46-50, M Jul 15, 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I love painting my toe and finger nails. It is cheaper for me to do it myself then going out and getting it done professionally. I love the bright red color on my nails.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    there no question, I much rather prefer dressing in skirts, I just prefer dressing like the woman I am :-)
    EricaDress EricaDress 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    These are my nails today. I'm wearing Nails Inc "Chelsea".
    prudance prudance 51-55, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I have a short hair now. YAY xD (I mean shorter) lol well at least it's shorter.
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why do I always prefer the window seat? Well, it is the safest and easiest place to fly away with your thoughts and nobody ever bothers you, except for the occasional stewardess...
    sarahsmiles7 sarahsmiles7 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get my haircut with clippers. I have had a pixie for ten years, but recently went to a very short undercut. My hair is pretty much buzzed up to the top of my head and I have a...
    Leftofcenter4 Leftofcenter4 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Bridesmaids are always close friends, cousins or sisters of the bride, and they wear beautiful dresses and hold nosegays in their hands to attend the bride's big day and complement...
    flywishes flywishes 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Because someone asked me to post a pic of my nails. The color is called "charmed, I'm sure." ;) hahaha
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I paint my nails orange the most :P
    Nya25 Nya25 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    my nails grow so fast,within 2 days the crack :(
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know my username is ZADoubleMesser, but I'd rather preferred to be called Zarinah instead. And if you were wondering, no I'm NOT Muslim.
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Lol my nails so good but they are fake nails cuz my real nails are AWFUL lol But luckily people create fake nails
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love young girls in short shorts. I just returned from a trip that required six flights. The airport is a great place for people watching... and girl watching. There were so...
    CaliforniaDr CaliforniaDr 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 29

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    There's just something about a gentleman. Some women go after the bad boys. They want the tough guys. They get weak at the sight of long hair, tattoos and motorcycles. They want...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 20 Responses Jun 29

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    I love wearing shorts. I am not talking about the below the knee almost pants kind that guys are "supposed" to wear, but the above the knee, end mid thigh kind. I've never been all...
    sabre227 sabre227 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Everyone loves short stories right? They're quick to read and often contains more information than regular ones in my opinion at least. As I don't use english as my first language...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F Jun 27

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