Long or short fingernails
August 20, 2009 8:22am CST
Are guys with long or manicured fingernails accepted in your area? (: Where I live, it's a traditional masculine gesture to keep your fingernails cropped, as farmers in the olden days couldn't work with long fingernails. 'Course, now that we don't live in feudal times anymore, guys with long fingernails may be uncommon, but it's now an accepted act. (Some kids at my friend's primary school even have theirs manicured by their mothers to stop them from biting them!)
• United States
20 Aug 09
This is where the culture shock part comes in. . In the US, at least, it's very rare to see a guy with longer than "normal" fingernails. In fact, it usually represents a certain amount of.. hygiene issues. 99% of men, especially those who want to look well-put-together, clip their nails VERY shortly - as short as they possibly can.