Do you guys care about our nails?

If so... what is preferred? Long, or short?

What Color is best?

Style?

Or are you mostly indifferent about it?

Updates:
What about hands? and fingers! lol short, long, fat, skinny? :]

does it matter...?

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Most Helpful Guy

  • I do care, actually. As long as they are pretty well kept, I'm happy. However, I will notice how you take care of them to get an idea of who you are.

    I'm used to "nerdy" girls keeping theirs pretty trim and clean in a very utilitarian manner. I'm used to women who spend more time on their looks making extensive use of nail polish, and sometimes color. I generally associate flamboyant colors with someone who goes clubbing, really likes color, or high school. Modest colors tell me she cares a lot about her nails, and matching them to her outfit tells me she's very conscientious about her looks and hygiene.

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    • Wow, are you finicky!

      Though, I agree.. you can definitely get an impression about a person's hygiene/personality by the way they take care of their appearance.

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    • You win this round.

    • :D I know.

What Guys Said 56

  • Long but not like live horror movie.

    No fake ones. Only natural. N if its in good shape then only. By the way long nails looks more feminine and appealing to me.

    But dnt like it wen my back and neck have to pay for those longer nails. Be gentle ladies. :-)

    Color? I dnt know much bout that. But at the end, nail should look like nail.

    Hands...smaller. Its feels nice to hold small hands. But not too small that I feel lyk m holding a 10 year old grl's hand.

    Fingers, thin to medium. Fat fingers? Strict no no.

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  • I'm indifferent about a gal's nails. I prefer her to have short and unpainted nails because to me it just looks nice. Real nice. It could go either way though. I like polished nails too. It sucks when it's chipped. So as long as it's not torn up, too long/fake and so on then you're good.

    @Update: I like girls with small hands. The fingers can be short or long for me ha ha as long as it's skinny. I just find these more feminine as I am attracted to a feminine girl. I like a feminine girl. And to answer your last question I don't think it really matters personally. People just have preferences but can always let those kinds of things go for a girl that they really like. :)

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  • Really long nails are a little scary, and we think a girl who spends all the time necessary to maintain them and paint them and polish them, is really self-centered, narcissistic, and into her own thing all the time, and thinks her looks make up for a bad attitude.

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  • Honestly I don't even notice a girl's nails...

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  • Nails are among the last things that forms on a fetus. So on adults healthy, properly shaped nails advertise good genetic health and low chance of other birth defects.

    This is why you girls paint them :-)

    My preference is well-cared for, healthy nails, clipped pretty short (flush with a tip of a finger or just a tiny bit longer).

    Color should go with your skin and hair and personal style and outfit.

    No tortured skin around the nail. No nail polish bleed onto the skin. No inverse French manicure (black edges) or anything stupid. Even "french" (white edges) is pushing it. Keep it simple and classy.

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  • I don't think I've ever seen nails that were too short to be attractive, but I have seen nails that were way too long to be attractive.

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  • I like medium nails, not to short not to long. I don't mind if she polishes her nails or puts on a color, if she does I think I'd prefer a soft red or pink. I do care that she does take care of her nails, because I do too, I'm such a diva :P.

    I like my wife's hands, they are warm, soft, long and slender, she has a great touch.

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  • I don't care about a gal's nails.

    But I prefer the short and unpainted.

    Long nails get in the way.

    Long flamboyant nails just look ridiculous.

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  • Short, clean. classy... No designs, patterns, tips, or glittery junk. Go with solids either clear coat or some color that is unique. I usually think those pastel like colors look good. link link If I see what I described it comes off as classy and interesting and makes her look more well put together. Otherwise just keep them clean and short. When girls go crazy with them it doesn't look good in my opinion.

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    • I've never tried a french tip with different colors. o.0

      Nice. :]

    • LOL. I refereeing to the colors individually, but yeah I have to admit that is kind of interesting.

  • Colored nails look good on a female.

    I like the look of acrylic nails, but I understand that based on your profession or lifestyle they're not practical. Ex. my mom is in nursing so she doesn't wear acrylics.

    Paint looks very feminine...so a girly-girl lover like me would approve. :)

    As for length...all up to her. :)

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  • -I don't like them:

    - long

    - Pierced

    - With appliqu├ęs

    - artificial

    - curved & claw-like

    - in crazy colors

    - covered in glitter

    I do like them:

    - relatively short

    - classic

    - simple

    - utilitarian & functional

    A nice French manicure or cut short with clear lacquer.

    Or a shade of red or pink.

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    • :] Nice list. I think it's basically what most like from what I'm reading...

  • As long as they are not fake, or dirty (have junk under them), I am fine with any length, and any color. No glitter though.

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    • No glitter? :o

      i like glitter on my nail polish. :D

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    • Well, it would take more than glittery nails to stop me from dating a nice girl (in the past), but if we ended up getting real close, I would mention that I am not happy with her glittery nails.

    • HAHA amusing!

  • I simply love when a girl is comfortable with her natural nails! That said, I always find it cute when she wants to do something silly or something personal - something that's "her" - with them for no apparent reason. Maybe that's just me!

    As far as hands and fingers go, I really don't have any preferences. Sure, small hands are cute, but seriously - they're hands! I'm content with any variety of hands/fingers as long as the woman they're attached to is genuine! :)

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  • personally I like the color of purple, but I don't

    really mind a girls nails too much.

    hands and fingers? well, for some reason a girls hands/fingers

    always look cute to me so.. lol

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  • No, I don't.

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  • Whenever I see incredibly long nails, my first thought is usually something along the lines of "How incredibly impractical"

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  • Yes I care I tend to look at girls nails lol

    A friend of mine was biting her nails next to me and she was telling me something then she started waving her hands and I saw her nails needed to be painted.

    I forgot what she said.. I think she has a crush on me but I don't like girls that bite nails :-|

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    • funny lol

      If it was you that had a crush on her instead, would it still matter to you?

      JustChris wrote below you... "People just have preferences but can always let those kinds of things go for a girl that they really like. :)" I wonder if that applies to everyone...

    • If it was me I would kinda hint to her that I don't really care for that but I would not make it total turn off..

  • Well, kind of. What can I say? You girls spoiled me with all these polishes and such.

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  • mostly indifferent to finger nails. I would like them to be longer but what ever she feels that comes more natural to her should be fine.

    update: I like skinny hands med length fingers? don't really know how to judge

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  • As long as they're not those nasty unnatural, super long freak nails its OK.

    I've never really paid attention to a girl's nails I have to say unless, they were bad. Regular short and unpainted guy style nails are utterly fine.

    Hands...well small is good I guess. But not important.

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  • If she cares about them, it can be cute, but for the most part no.

    Nails that are impractically long are usually identified as such, and nothing more.

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  • Not really, the white tip looks pretty nice though. As long as they don't look like they were chewed on by a hamster then I'm fine.

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  • Indifferent to nails and hands and fingers.

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  • im indifferent.

    i like when she can run her fingers through my hair but at the same time I don't wanna hear her complaining about how she can't do things without breaking her nail(s)

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  • I don't care one bit about a girl's nails, and would prefer them to be natural or something close to it.

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  • I would just rather have them not painted or anything, if you want to go for it. I myself just like simple groomed nails.

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  • I really don't care much, as long as they're clean, not sharp, and not too long,

    And as for color, just don't use some really ugly color, like a puke-green or brown. You can't really go wrong with red.

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    • I don't really pay attention to a girls hands much, but I'd liek them smaller than mine, it makes me feel manlier when I hold her hand =D

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    • What's with the "oh", is that a bad thing?

    • Noooooooo :P just oh because it's sweet and funny... manlier. :P haha.

  • yea... I don't care what color it is as long as they are long enough to scratch my back when we are getting action in bed

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  • Long fingernails. But you have to promise to use them for tickling. ;)

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  • I too like clean and manicured hands (who likes a person guy or girl with gnarly looking fingers), fake nails are a no, and hand size I'm indifferent

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What Girls Said 10

  • I've always wondered if guys cared. I keep my nails medium or long (natural, not acrylics) and I like to keep them painted. I've been complimented a few times, but I know there are some men who like hands/nails, so I never really knew what was desirable or even noticeable. Though since women make such a fuss over 'getting their nails done', I thought guys loved them. These mostly vague answers don't shock me. Men don't notice or know what they like until they see it. I think as long as your nails aren't chewed up and dirty, men don't care.

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  • I don't do much with my fingernails, and my boyfriend doesn't pay much attention to them. The most I do is keep them trimmed and apply a clear coat, I don't like using color on my fingernails. I do use color on my toes though and my dude likes that a lot. I show him when I buy new colors of nail polish and repaint them every couple weeks or so. He has even offered to paint them for me, and I told him he could next time I change the color, which will be in a few days probably, lol.

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  • I don't think most guys care...just as long as they aren't SUPER long or SUPER dirty...lol

    I think, more- the pretty or preppy boys care..if they are clean and at a certain 'girly' length/look

    I try to keep mine at a length where I can rub my bfs back and it will feel good to him...or to rub his head.

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  • guys definitely like pretty nails, either long or short trimmed as long as you take care of them because It adds so much femininity. You use your hands for everything and that's women wear jewelry such as rings and bracelets - to accent the female features that men don't have. Most guys won't compliment you for it, but if you are a lady every detail about you should be pretty.

    I've always had beautiful, long, polished nails just lately till I i got in conflict school and home and I started to literally rip my cuticles off (unconsciously!) till the skin around my nail was inflamed and I had tiny wounds. Seriously every single guy and man have asked me what I did to my nails and it felt horrible! You have this beautiful saying that goes 'you can't hear flowers even though you can still smell m'

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  • Great question . I never do anything to my nails. Long nails scratch during intimacy . So I keep mine either short or medium, trim with clear polish usually. I find nails to be a pointless fuss. Hubby likes my hands the way they are. He doesn't like fake sh*t.

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  • In general guys don't care so long as they aren't torn up, or creepily long/fake, etc.

    However, I had my nails like this: link the other week and a mate from school actually messaged me saying he loved my nails. It surprised me, to be honest. lol

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  • I play water polo and the league actually forces me to have short nails cut down so I'm unable to scratch... So short plain nails cut down to nothing, problems?

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  • T urquoise? Lol

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    • :] Pretty color, though I've never actually tried this color.

    • its really nice.im using it now :-)

  • no. only women care about nails.

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  • I'm glad you posted this question, I really liked reading the answers lol.(:

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    • You're welcome! ? :D

      It is very interesting.. I didn't know some guys like to be scratched on their back during sex. :P

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