While games were fun to play as a child however, the games adults play are far more manipulative, and involve our most valuable asset as the prize - our hearts. It revolves around the quest for power, which instinctually we search for to alleviate feelings of perceived vulnerability. Glances are exchanged, body language is highly engaged, and the thrill of possibility occupies our minds.
"Playing" with our emotions can also often illicit extreme and addictive emotional reactions, from the highs of "winning" acceptance, to the lows of confusion, anxiety, and rejection. This is the phase where we try to guess, are they interested or not? This game is where it can really start to get ugly, and it also has great potential to backfire.
Once interest has been established, who will approach first? This is where we try to show the other person that there are other people interested in us (these could be real or imaginary), and therefor we're a very valuable and important person. This is the game where you might show up late for a date, cancel a date or wait a few days to return a call.
While it does seem more instinctual for the male to approach the female, men are often wary of rejection, and can be hesitant to approach. It's been 1.5 days since I've heard from them - what does this mean? This game taken too far, can trigger a foundation of mistrust and insecurity in those who struggle with jealousy to begin with, and the results are often more than you bargained for... This game involves pure power plays, with the intent of keeping the other person on their toes, in a state of waiting for you.
So do your best to impress them and be different than the rest of the guys. But since women hold most of the power, whatever you do may not be enough in this losing battle — just do your best to be the best you.Men effectively ask for permission to date the “fairer” gender. Women know when they look amazing in an outfit; when it shows off their bodies in the best possible light to attract.Women are a lot stronger and more intelligent at the game; they can get whomever they want, because they have choice. Don't naively believe that she may change her opinion of you from being platonic after you've already been rejected. Women in relationships shouldn't stop going the extra mile to impress their other halves — it's important to keep your partners interested! Women are far more intelligent than the men in the game. Women are smarter when it comes to dating — they hold all of the cards. The male in the relationship may handle a lot of the logistical communication of setting up dates, but taking a lead isn't all that matters in the dating game.