Dating mind games women play
Just don't touch or share sexual innuendoes with other dudes.
The idea is to pique his jealousy, not piss him off.
"You think you're bonding, but he thinks you're an open book to everyone." What you censor — about your exes, family, friends, even your schedule — can be more powerful than what you reveal.
So talk about your job and interests but stay mum about the juicier details.
"Games are the way we keep romance alive," says Helen Fisher, Ph D, author of . Playing hard-to-get or leaving a little to the imagination allows the woman to be wooed and appreciated and the man to be challenged and intrigued." What makes these courtship contact sports so appealing is that there are no losers and they pave the way to building a relationship that's humming with excitement. Play these five games with him and we promise you'll score.
"Men often fear losing their independence, but when a woman hints that she doesn't need a guy, suddenly his fears of being smothered vanish and he's begging to be penned into your day planner." And, says Kreidman, "too many women brush off their friends and hobbies for a man.
Playing this game gives her a better grip on balancing her life."The game plan: Plain and simple — tickle his jealousy bone.
He quickly surprised her with tickets to the theater and a bouquet of roses for the following Sunday.
"Being booked was all it took to jostle him into action," says Georgia.
Rebecca, 20, realized this worked when she went to her new boyfriend Ken's office Christmas party.