long nails

#1
The other night I danced with a lady with pretty long nails (I don't know if they were fake or not), and boy, I tell you it wasn't pleasant because the whole time I was worried about breaking her nails when I spinned her; you know how precious the nails are to some ladies :wink: . And I was also worried about getting scratched with those could-be-lethal nails :wink: . Have you had similar experiences, guys?
 
#2
Not a guy but had to comment, I keep my nails short, partly cause I can't treat people with long nails and partly cause I don't like them.

This problem isn't limited just to us ladies and our nails.. there are some men I've noticed who have sharp scratchy hangnails.. and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
 
#3
i dont really like dancing with people with long nails either

1) scared to get your fingers cut off :lol: :lol:
2) your scared of breaking them and getting a slap :roll:
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#4
I don't want to dance with people with long nails. :( But, I want to dance with everyone... :cry: Help me out here ladies and gents.
 
#5
Gussie said:
Not a guy but had to comment, I keep my nails short, partly cause I can't treat people with long nails and partly cause I don't like them.

This problem isn't limited just to us ladies and our nails.. there are some men I've noticed who have sharp scratchy hangnails.. and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
yes I boycott those guys - nasty!
how about the ones that dig nails into your waist when they grab there! and they tend to be nasty older men :roll:
 
#7
Gussie said:
and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
It comes from Italy. It's asign for everybody to see that this guy doesn't have to do hard physical labor.
 
#8
kdogg said:
it wasn't pleasant because the whole time I was worried about breaking her nails when I spinned her; you know how precious the nails are to some ladies :wink:
Until this thread, I had never thought about that! Indeed, I can't remember ever having a problem with a woman's nails. I figure that if a woman is going to a Salsa dancing venue, then her nails and general attire are probably "dance-proof." (But I'm still careful about partners with strapless dresses or short skirts.)

The one item that does irritate me occasionally is when a woman wears a ring with something sharp rising above her hand. It's painful when my hand brushes against that during a turn :evil: -- but actually I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Do most women take off their rings (even wedding rings) when dancing? Or, do they twist them a certain way so that there is no sharp protrusion?
 
#9
I generally take off my rings when I dance(or daon't wear any to begin with) as they tend to "fly off".

I have long nails, REAL ones, not those meathooks like Florence Griffith Joyner had. Never had any complaints form guys regarding the nails. On the contrary, I HAVE heard a lot of guys say they love women with beautiful hands.
 
#10
amrimi said:
Gussie said:
and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
It comes from Italy. It's asign for everybody to see that this guy doesn't have to do hard physical labor.
I thought it was for taking snuff (tobacco) :lol:
 
#11
i have long nails that arent fake, sometimes they do break when i dance but i dont get mad at the guy its my choice to have my nails long and if they dont break when im dancing theyll break when im doing something else so meh...my nails arent so long that theyve caused a problem with guys though except for once when a guy did something weird and i scratched his face... :? lol i said sorry but he knew it was his fault with whatever crazy move he tried to do so i didnt feel too bad..lol
 
#12
africana said:
amrimi said:
Gussie said:
and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
It comes from Italy. It's asign for everybody to see that this guy doesn't have to do hard physical labor.
I thought it was for taking snuff (tobacco) :lol:
I also heard that it was for taking something else.

Anyway, my nails are a modest length so I've never had any complaints about them.
 
#13
africana said:
amrimi said:
Gussie said:
and then those men who grow just the nail on their little finger long.. what's all that about? Is it to punish us ladies by digging it deep into our hands if we follow wrong? *hide*
It comes from Italy. It's asign for everybody to see that this guy doesn't have to do hard physical labor.
I thought it was for taking snuff (tobacco) :lol:
Over here in Asia, women think it's for men picking their nose(HONEST!). No one has ever been able to answer this honestly, and I've been asking since I arived in Japan 20 years ago. A lot of guys have them and I think they're disgusting looking.
 

fascination

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#14
I never take of my wedding ring for a variety of reasons...dont want to be misunderstood...dont want to lose it...and it is well rounded and would catch on anything....but I do have a marquis cut sapphire that I havent worn since the first time it gouged out a piece of a guys hand....I wear my nail of a modest length for hygiene purposes and I generally have them only slightly rounded rather than fully round or full square (both of which can be too pointy in differing ways)...I know that the gentleman likes to take hold of a nice hand and I like giving one....
 
#16
I keep my nails short. My dance partner once told me that I scratched him and it never occurred to me that I could do that. I felt bad. So whenever I go out dancing I like to keep them on the shorter side for the well being of my partner.

I do wear rings but that are just 2 sliver bands nothing big that would cause any discomfort to the other person
 

dTas

New Member
#17
how long is long?

my wife has very nice nails. they're long but i wouldn't consider them too long. i had a dance partner for 5 years who had long mails and didn't have a problem.

so i wonder... how long of nails are we talking about here?

plus... no matter how long the nail, if it breaks its not my fault. that's the nature of doing an activity that largly entails using your hands. if you worry about breaking a nail then size your nails accordingly.
 
#19
The one item that does irritate me occasionally is when a woman wears a ring with something sharp rising above her hand. It's painful when my hand brushes against that during a turn :evil: -- but actually I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Do most women take off their rings (even wedding rings) when dancing? Or, do they twist them a certain way so that there is no sharp protrusion?[/quote]


I leave my diamond engagement ring at home but wear the plain band. My dance partner and one of my teachers complained about the diamond poking into their hand. My husband and I decided not to salder (misspelled?) the two rings together for that reason.
 
#20
Big10 said:
kdogg said:
it wasn't pleasant because the whole time I was worried about breaking her nails when I spinned her; you know how precious the nails are to some ladies :wink:
Until this thread, I had never thought about that! Indeed, I can't remember ever having a problem with a woman's nails. I figure that if a woman is going to a Salsa dancing venue, then her nails and general attire are probably "dance-proof." (But I'm still careful about partners with strapless dresses or short skirts.)

The one item that does irritate me occasionally is when a woman wears a ring with something sharp rising above her hand. It's painful when my hand brushes against that during a turn :evil: -- but actually I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Do most women take off their rings (even wedding rings) when dancing? Or, do they twist them a certain way so that there is no sharp protrusion?
I stopped wearing rings to dance partly for this reason. Also, I usually keep my nails reasonably short, so that they do not extend too far beyond the finger, but that is mainly because I find it inconvenient to type with long nails (I am a programmer, so I use a computer a lot).
 

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