The game while dating

Our automatic response is to chase when the "other" pulls away.What was once readily available is suddenly gone, and no matter how hard we try to regain our partner's former affection, it now seems beyond our reach. They don't need more time to figure out their emotions. The phases of Hot and Cold: The "hot" phase begins with a bang of overwhelming recognition. Bathed in newfound attention, flattery and flirtation spark a strong attraction for this person.

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Part may stem from personal insecurities accompanied with a fear of committing, or it might be a natural habit.

When we started dating as teens, these games were normal practice because we were all unsure how to date.

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.

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.

As our relationship progressed, her text responses eventually came quicker.

Playing mind games and making a relationship difficult doesn’t make you more interesting, it just drives people away.

You miss out on meaningful and beautiful relationships because people don’t want complications.

Yet, as we mature, we outgrow these games and learn to date without them.

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