Why do girls wear nail polish ?

Some of you already know that I love wearing nail polish. But I’ve been wondering why girls like that so much, whereas men obviously don’t care at all ? Here are the answers that I found and compiled. And if you want to see the French translation of this article, just click here !


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Why do girls wear nail polish? That’s an interesting question (at least I think it is!) and I’ve asked it to girls in real life as well as on the Internet. Here’s the top 10 of their answers:

1. Nails have become a beauty object just like jewelry or tattoos. — It’s pretty and stylish.

2. It’s one way to be attractive. — It makes me feel good.

3. It’s a fun way to add color in a way that’s still somewhat subtle.

4. Because it helps me to express myself. — To give free rein to my creativity.

5. To coordinate with my outfit.

6. Because it’s something to do when I’m bored.

7. It is a way to call attention to myself.

8. It makes me feel a little more polished (no pun intended). — To make that little extra effort in how I look.

9. I just follow the crowd, I don’t even like it. I only paint them because other girls do it.

10. Why not? 😉

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But… what do boys think about nail polish ? When they’re asked what color nail polish they prefer on girls, their answers are quite surprising! Let’s see what they had to say:

1. I’ve always been a fan of the french manicure. But red is a nice color as well. Just so long as their nails are not ridiculously long… I hate that.

2. I think it’s cute when they match it to the color of their outfit.

3. It’s very attractive to show that they are interested in their looks. To see that they made an attempt to dress up is attractive itself.

4. Damn sexy in my opinion!

5. Strangely I like bright colors, especially red… Maybe a part of me wants a girl which can hunt, or maybe I find them sexually aggressive with red nails…

6. I don’t care for nail polish, but it doesn’t bother me unless it’s an awful color like a bright red.

7. Anything but black, please!

8. Doesn’t matter, I care about their personalities, not attributes.

9. We just don’t care really. Have you ever heard a boy say « WOW, just look at her nail polish, and her shoes go so well with it! »?

10. I think its unnatural and definitely tacky. — I will not date a girl who wears nail polish, hand or feet. It is that gross to me.

I think the phrase « to each his own » could not be better illustrated! Some men absolutely love nail polish on a girl, while others can’t stand it. However, they seem to agree on a few things: black nails are a no go, and so are very long nails. My two cents: do whatever you want with your nails, the only important opinion is yours! 😉

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