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I Prefer Short Nails

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Nail

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

    This is to report my experience today. It is the first time I am wearing my shorts (not really short shorts) outside my neighborhood.(Upper left: In front of a mirror; Upper middle...
    anthonysecret anthonysecret 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    i love my long strong nails now i did shorten them but im giving them a little break and then letting them grow again, but one thing that does get to me is that i cant have colored...
    minecraft400 minecraft400 26-30, F May 17

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    I'm a straight male and like to wear my shorts really short. I have purchased some, in the past with a 1/2 inch to 1 inch inseam. For a number of years now it has been hard to...
    jeanshorts jeanshorts 66-70, M 5 Responses May 5

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    My girlfriend likes to paint her nails and I'll admit that I love the colors she chooses. One day we were watching tv and she put her hand over my hand to pretend that her nails...
    Badalala Badalala 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    However, it doesn't matter how long your hair is even if you're bald but I prefer women with short hair. I just don't know why but I find it so damn sexy when I see a woman with...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response May 10

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    I am a 30 year old guy, a couple of weeks ago I was getting a mani pedi at my local salon when the woman out of nowhere said she wanted to do long acrylic nails on me, i laughed at...
    Spiit10 Spiit10 31-35, M 1 Response May 10

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    I'm 1,64 meters (that's 5' 5"), and lots of people always call me short. But I prefer to be called fun-sized, since I have no problems with my height, and I think neither people...
    sonaydushi sonaydushi 18-21, F 29 Responses May 5

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    I wish I had the balls to do what a guy I seen yesterday in the grocery store do. he was walking with his wife and new born baby and he had the prettiest peach colored toe nails u...
    denise51 denise51 61-65, M 5 Responses May 4

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    It's why I have long nails. Sometimes I even file them to points. They're thin and sharp, and I've made more than one person bleed before. It's quite amusing. cx
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Painted my nails for the first time!!! Love them!
    Tigerbentz Tigerbentz 16-17, M 1 Response May 16

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    I had long nails I had to file them down because they were starting to chip at work I hate that I had to.
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    A very short but very nice line for a true relation- "Hurt me with the truth, But Never comfort me with a lie."
    abhabhardwaj abhabhardwaj 18-21, F May 10

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    When I was young (around 10), I always admired the other boys who were required to wear very short grey uniform shorts to schools in winter. Although the winter here is only 12...
    anthonysecret anthonysecret 36-40 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I am on vacation, I don't feel the inhibition of wearing short shorts that I do when I am at home.This was from my trip to Miami. I felt so relaxed wearing short shorts. ...
    scrubbe scrubbe 31-35, M 5 Responses May 15

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    As you are contemplating which prom dress to pick, this year you may consider going for short dresses. Short prom dresses are getting stylish day-by-day, in addition they look...
    okbridal okbridal 26-30, M May 6

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    A good man is hard to find, and a true Southern gentleman may be even harder to find. He is the standard by which Southern mothers raise their sons. Instead of saying, “be good...
    southerngurlnpearls southerngurlnpearls 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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