QUESTION: “My question is about manicures and pedicures. Do men even notice if I get them? And if they do, do men find it unattractive if women do NOT have polished fingers and toes? It’s not like I do it for them as it’s a ritual for me anyway, but I’m curious. ” - Tara, Age 30, Single
Interesting question Tara. We know that women spend hundreds of not thousands of dollars on their nails in the course of a year. And yes, you probably would get it done whether men notice or not, but do men appreciate it? And if they do, what is there preference on nail coloring? So we took to the survey and asked 1,000 men:
Ok, so you’ll be moderately glad to know that yes indeed, men notice. What was interesting is that those that notice, had DEFINITIVE opinions on this subject. Read a sampling of the passion that these guys feel:
“Why on earth would a woman go on a date with jacked up hands and feet? Man, if they can’t keep that maintained, can you imagine what else is left unattended to?” – Larry, 36
“I dated a woman that never kept her feet and hands nice. I didn’t really think much of it until I dated a girl that did. Do you realize what your feet feel like under the covers or in the air when I look at them? Wow, it’s a big difference.” – Carlos, 31
“Remember that scene with Eddie Murphy in the movie Boomerang? That’s me. I always look. Always.” – Ron, 33
“I totally appreciate the effort that women put into that. You don’t truly notice until you see some claws coming out so, yes, it’s noticed!” –Don, 29
So, men notice. Good. But what do they prefer? We took this a step further and asked the same 1,000 guys:
The data seems to speak for itself here. Like we said, men had definite opinions on what they liked and what they did not. Hopefully this helps you when you’re at the next nail salon.
WTF is the takeaway?
Great question Tara. Your seemingly innocuous question hit a nerve with men. (Who knew?) Seems like they are noticing all of that effort you’re putting into the salon trips and the money you spend. He definitely is watching. And yes, you would have done it anyway, but isn’t nice to know that even though he might not ever tell you, he appreciates it?
What do you think?