You’ve heard them; don’t approach him first, don’t flirt, don’t look friendly, don’t pick up the phone when he calls, wait four days before you call him back, never ever accept spontaneous invitations, act like you’re not interested, don’t show him you like him, don’t let him hold your hand until on the third date, don’t introduce him to your friends before he introduces you to his, if he’s not ready to commit when you’re ready dump him, never be friends with an ex etc. What kind of man does a woman who follows these rules attract?
Is it possible to sustain a loving relationship based on a calculating persona faking a busy life? 4) If you’re not into him, (sensitively) let him know.
Men have often complained of the opposite sex of playing hard to get. Evolution has put women at a considerable advantage in a way that they won’t have a problem getting partners.
My natural instinct, of course, was to assume I was doing something wrong.
As a lifetime member of the Foot-in-Mouth Club, I've long accepted that most social miscues are my own doing.
But then I mentioned it to my other single friends—both men and women—and they all professed similar experiences.
It appears the "the chase" has become something more of a war. There's the timeless art of seduction, and then there's being a jerk.