What do white nails mean and what do they say about relationships?

Leave it up to TikTok to attribute secret symbolism to nail polish colors. 

First, Gen Z claimed light blue nails meant a girl has a boyfriend. Now the cool kids say white nail polish can also indicate a person’s relationship status. Here’s why your prospective boo might get excited if they spot you rocking white nail polish. 

What does white nail polish mean on TikTok

Apparently, white nail polish suggests that the person is single and available. The light blue nail polish theory came from the idea that when a girl asks her boyfriend what color to paint her nails, the guy usually says “light blue.” 

While it’s unclear why white nail polish symbolizes singledom, TikTokers appear to be having a lot of fun with the idea. 

Guys are totally in on the white nail polish TikTok trend

When the user @svc_brayy shared a conversation with his “sneaky link” or lowkey potential hookup, the color of her nails determined a lot. She asked him to come over but he brushed her off. That was until he saw her white nails and knew she was single and ready to mingle. 

“Y’all know what them white nails mean,” he captioned the video. 


I hope everyone knows what white nails mean 😪

♬ original sound – Brooksie

The @levinhotho made a skit where his girlfriend came back with a white manicure which translated to “Dude, she’s just not into you.” Basically, if your girlfriend paints her nails white, it could mean she won’t be your girlfriend for long!

White nail polish may be a way of signaling you’re newly single too

“He told me to paint my nails white. What does it mean?” the user @uralilzesht asked. 

She showed off her white nails by giving the finger, perhaps hinting that this was her boyfriend’s way of dumping her. 

But of course, not everyone is into nail symbolism. Some people, like @loukoumakiiiiiiv just like blue nails!

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