What is TikTok’s red nails theory?

TENDS, theories and challenges continue to flood TikTok with users creating their own versions of the platform.

Red nail theory is one of those trendy trends that went viral on the platform due to the superstition associated with it.

A woman with red nails pictured on social media


Red nails on a woman – photo shared via social media

What is TikTok’s red nails theory?

TikTok’s red nail theory is wildly popular because it is believed that people will ask you to go on dates if you paint your nails red.

GirlBossTown, a TikTok user, shared her story about the success she had with red nails.

She said: “I always thought red nails was like a grandma nail color. And then it hit me. In the ’90s, when we where growing up, women had red nails a lot, especially, like, our moms — and I weirdly think guys are attracted to red nails because it reminds them of their moms when they were growing up, taking care of them.”

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What is the consensus on red nail theory?

Navya Passi, a TikToker, shared her experiences on the trend and said that red nails attract compliments from men and women.

She continued: “I personally think that they look hot, and I feel super powerful when I have them on.”

Melisse Martineau, a TikToker, also agreed with the others that the theory was true.

She said, “I have never been asked to go on so many dates with you or been complimented so much in the last two to three weeks because of these nails.”

“I’ve been asked on maybe five or six dates, which is not normal, so I don’t what it is, but it’s real.”

However, there was one person who wasn’t convinced by the trend: “I think it’s just an easy color for them to notice.”

A woman is seen applying red nail polish


Red nail polish is applied by a womanCredit: Getty Images – Getty

How can you report inappropriate behavior or content on TikTok

If you or your teen sees something that might violate the app’s Terms of Service, it can be reported to TikTok’s moderation team.

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Users can report a specific video, user, or comment within the app itself.

Users can alsoOther users can be blockedfrom being able to view their content or send them messages.

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