Playing hard to get for dating
Research suggests that women talk to their female friends as a means of relieving stress, which might stem from her being not-so-secretly into you.
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To be fair, it makes sense that all these college students are up for a challenge, but someone should warn them that later in life they willl be too tired for this crap. That doesn't sound like playing hard to get to me, it sounds like being a cool, sociable person.
Even though in theory, it sounds kind of barfy to me, let's take a look at what people claimed to be their techniques in being "hard to get": acting confident and talking to others (though to be fair, women did it by not calling and staying busy, whereas guys did it by acting rude and treating other people like crap. So basically, be a normal human being who doesn't throw herself at every available guy and then talk only to him?
No matter how attractive you are, how much money you make, or how well you’ve perfected your dating profile, dating can still feel like a game that’s nearly impossible to win.
Unfortunately, that’s truer than ever when conventional wisdom dictates that the best way for a woman to land a great guy is to keep him on his toes by playing hard to get.
You want to start planning your happily forever after but everyone tells you that you should let them sweat before letting them know your true feelings. They tell you that this person will appreciate you more if they have to chase you. I’ve tried both playing hard to get and being a willing eager participant. Know yourself, share your experiences and what you are passionate about.
In fact, researchers at the University of Virginia found that study subjects were more attracted to potential romantic partners who withheld the exact amount of their true affection than those who exhibited keen interest in them.
However, in real life, it’s often harder to tell when that perceived disinterest is the result of someone trying to entice you or trying to get you to leave them alone.
Ew, I hate the phrase "playing hard to get." What does it even mean for someone to "get" me? I mean, nobody likes a person who throws themselves at you.
To be fair though, remember that time I pretended to be busy the night a guy asked me out? And according to a recent study, daters still play hard to get it and it works to test out more high quality partners.