i wear fake fingernails mostly for special occasions but sometimes i just wear them because they look good. i find that my fingernails are very weak and always breaking if i let them get long so the fake nails are great for that. i do think that some go a little overboard and have them way to long and then they look fake but i wear a sport style so they are not to long i've had people admire my nails and then have to ask me if they are real or not so they don't have to look fake. i also need to suggest to anyone who wants fake nails and can't afford the salon ones you can buy them at most drug stores and do them yourself for about $10...i like the french manicure ones, if you do it right they are good to stay on for about a week and a half dependig on what you do
Women love nails because they make them look more exotic and pampered. Fake nails allow them to have the look when they want it and to remove them when long nail are in practical such as when they are working.
I like that they make my hands look clean and neat. They also make my fingers look long and slim, rather than like stumpy little sausages. But I can't lift up feed sacks without ripping my whole fingertip off, so I guess it's the stumpy sausage look for me. :(
I am a women and I am not sure. it could have something to do with beauty, and how they feel wearing them, but I dislike them because they carry a lot of germs. It seems like it would be hard to do things with them as well. my sister had fake nails slapped on one day over 7 inches long and I wasn't able to stop calling her Freddy til she got them removed lol haha. but some do look nice though, I've never had any myself. and I have no plans too :-)
I wear acrylic nails & my main reason is that it makes me feel good about myself, makes me feel feminine, the nail polish doesn't chip as easily. As well, my natural nails don't grow long, they chip & break so easily & I absolutely love long nails (not freakishly long).