Rude dating games
The sooner you spot and eliminate them, the better. Here's their take on why, yes, it can work, but why it may or may not be worth it.
But it also means that you have to play games, which can be both exhausting and can backfire. Using the on read tactic works in the same way that the old school playing hard to get worked, by creating tension by withholding. This dating game keeps one's prey on guard and insecure.” It also works, she explains, by making the person waiting on the response feel a bit more vulnerable and insecure, which “activates their desire for acceptance,” says Winter.
(Except that back then, the guys knew the women were playing this game and accounted for it.) What follows, in the same vein is a satire, The Rules for Guys.
For one thing, it keeps you from coming across as "thirsty" and will weed out anyone who isn't willing to do a little work.