Long or short fingernails

@boisson (256)
Hong Kong
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!)
2 responses
@thaMARKER (3093)
• Philippines
23 Aug 09
i prefer longer nails, at least an inch long from the tip. i used to like nail biting before, well even sometimes today. so for me not to be tempted, i keep my nails long so i'll think of regretting if i start on biting it.
@boisson (256)
• Hong Kong
23 Aug 09
I used to have that problem as well (: However, I think I was worse :( I actually in some instances gnawed the whole nail down to the root. Ugh. Thanks for posting! (:
@maezee (35309)
• 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.
@boisson (256)
• Hong Kong
21 Aug 09
Hey there (: Thanks for contributing. I used to keep my nails tightly trimmed so as to improve my performance on piano. However, now that I've stopped, I've found myself neglecting to cut them as much as I should.