Why do women (most often it's women) paint their nails? What is the point? If it's a "choice", why don't just as many men make the choice to paint their nails as well? Does the fact that men don't often paint their nails, yet women do so in massive numbers, indicate social programming?
Yeah, it's largely social programming and gender roles; an artificial distinction between the sexes. Some makeup, such as lipstick and blush/rouge can be traced enhancing or mimicking/exaggerating sexual characters/signals (increased bloodflow to the lips and cheeks when excited), but nail painting is purely decorative. It's dominantly women (in western cultures) because traditionally women have been more sexualized and decorated than men, including decorating the nails with polishes; decorating the body has been seen as feminine rather than masculine.
If a female taps her fingernails at the table I get interested instantly... So somewhere long nails have an impact at men. Why?
I don't know... healty people have good nails? No need for them to be colored actually. More a poiter to look at the long nails...
If you dont use the nails then they are naturally long, so am I interested in females that sit still?