In fact, the tough love coaching I give my clients is aimed at protecting women from falling victim to such games. I’m sure female readers could cite hundreds of examples.
But from my practice, here are four of the most frequent games I see men playing: 1) The “play to lay” game.
months, it’s women who have the most to lose, as time is our most precious, non-renewable resource.
About a year ago I began dating a girl who was a horrible text responder. When I first asked her out, it took her three days to reply. When it comes to dating, no one wants to come off as too eager, but that seemed excessive.
Not only that, but their texts would pinball between flirty and curt.
My natural instinct, of course, was to assume I was doing something wrong.
Once again, a man who is just marking time with you won’t “put up with such games” from women – which is precisely what we want! So tune in next time for “Engaged by Christmas.” Meanwhile, women interested in learning the hard-to-get-but-easy-to-be-with approach to dating can try a free ten minute consultation for a limited time by visiting
Men with lukewarm interest won’t pursue a woman who is even the slightest challenge – but not even teams of wild horses (much less a few pesky Rules) can deter the man who really, really loves you. Two can certainly play at this game, but when the on-again-off-again routine starts stretching into years, vs. As Greg Behrendt put it in : “What could be better than hearing from the man who just told you he didn’t want you in his life anymore, his sad, wistful, ‘I miss you so much’ voice on the other end of the phone?
Girl’s Game Changer: In order the separate the man who actually DOES fall in love with you at first sight and CAN go the distance from the players, a woman must pace the relationship.
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.
At best, it’s just laziness, lack of organization, or taking a woman’s time and schedule for granted.
Either way, it doesn’t really make a gal feel special or respected when a man calls right before he wants to see her.