There comes a certain point where childish shenanigans and immature actions in your romantic life feel dumb to do and have done to you.
For some who mature quickly, that point is middle school.
Let me back up for a moment and explain why playing hard to get is a hard and fast rule in dating and why – if exercised in moderation – yields benefits in the long run.
Regardless of one’s gender identity, playing hard to get could serve to test a potential partner’s willingness to commit.
“Don’t be too easy.” “Always leave him wanting more.” “Make him work for it.” “Don’t text back too soon – you’ll look desperate.” Most of us are all too familiar with these statements and have, at one point, either perpetrated or been on the receiving end of dating’s informal commandment: playing hard to get.