16 Guys On What They Really Think When Women Play Hard To Get

'People who play hard to get are also hard to want.'
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Playing hard to get is the oldest dating "trick" in the book, for sure. Whether it works or not is a totally different question, because while some people might love the thrill of the chase, others just value honesty. Here, 16 guys explain what they're really thinking when a woman they date plays "hard to get."

  1. "I'm a married dude, but back when I was dating, I was fine with it. Because it let me know right away that she was not mature enough to be in a relationship. Huge time saver." [via]
  2. "If you play hard to get, you don't get got." [via]
  3. "Play hard to get all you want, but also allow yourself to be [gotten] reliably. Otherwise, I am not in for some BS game." [via]
  4. "Some people like the chase but ultimately, people who play hard to get are also hard to want. If she is actively making it more difficult to date her then I'll find someone else." [via]
  5. "I assume that however you are acting are your intentions. If you act uninterested, I move on, not try harder. Unless your intention is to attract some desperate guy, I don't see how it's a good strategy." [via]

  6. "Can't stand it. If I'm already interested then you don't need to inflate your value by 'trying not to look too easy.' You're not a sticker price on a used car, you're a person. You don't have to use sales tricks for me to value you." [via]
  7. "Yes, it lets me know to stop wasting my time. The girl I'm seeing now, I started seeing exclusively because she was easy to get, and enthusiastic. I like it. Every time I'm with her, I feel like I can conquer the world afterwards." [via]
  8. "No, it's pathetic, stupid, and cowardly." [via]
  9. "No. We're both fucking adults, and we should act like it. If you want me and I want you, let's cut the bullshit. Relationships are already difficult as they are, no need to add unnecessary garbage to the equation." [via]
  10. "Sure do, it's like if they wore a giant neon sign saying, 'I have issues, please have nothing to do with me.'" [via]
  11. "Fuck all that noise." [via]
  12. "I prefer for potential partners to have standards and to think things through, which can be mistaken for playing hard to get." [via]
  13. "No, it's dumb. If you like them and they like you, date. It's not complicated. Playing hard to get with me is like playing 'I'm not worth getting.'" [via]
  14. "I'd rather have my tongue nailed to a table. It's that annoying." [via]
  15. "No, doesn't work for me and it's actually an instant no-go." [via]
  16. "No deal. Not interested in that relationship dynamic. We're equals or I'll find someone else. You're not a trophy, because a trophy wouldn't make me jump through hoops to maybe get it." [via]

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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