How to beat dating games
"Over dinner, Andy asked me if I was seeing other people.I just said teasingly, 'Well, I certainly don't stay home alone.' I could see the intrigue was killing him." How everybody wins: Where there's secrecy, there's interest.
"That curiosity drives up the levels of dopamine in his brain, a chemical that fuels the mad-love feeling." Kreidman adds: "When you reveal something that's truly weighty, he'll feel like he's earned your trust." What's in it for you?Just don't touch or share sexual innuendoes with other dudes.The idea is to pique his jealousy, not piss him off.Think playing mind games with men smacks of unscrupulous femme fatale-style manipulation? The game plan: No matter how badly you want to dial his digits or reply to his e-mails, you're better off curbing your enthusiasm when you're first dating. "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.