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7 Failsafe Ways Of Playing Hard To Get That Actually Work

Trying hard to get noticed and want him to take the first step? Chuck the new COOL ideas that might not work and go old-school. As much as it sounds unbelievable, playing hard to get often works. You just need to do it the right way.

1. Don’t reply to texts right away

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Textual conversations are a significant part of any relationship these days. It is the most convenient way of staying in touch with someone else. Do engage with your love interest in a few memorable chats, but maintain a much-needed distance at the same time. You don’t need to reply to every text message from them right away. Give it some time and let them assume that you have a busy life.

2. Be confident

This is something which always works as every guy out there seeks a confident woman. You don’t have to play hard to get if you are confident, as it will come naturally. Let them know that you don’t need them to make you feel content as you can do everything by yourself. Look straight into their eyes when you are talking to them, making them believe that you are a fierce and confident soul.

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3. Don’t get frustrated

Chances are that the guy you are trying to impress might start the same game. If they are playing hard to get too, then don’t lose your cool. Don’t be frustrated and keep the game going in a natural way. Don’t let them know that you are getting annoyed of their irrational behavior and that you need their attention.

4. Say no to last minute dates

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Don’t let them assume that you are just waiting for them to ask you out. It is okay to say no to those last minute invites every once in awhile. Never cancel your pre-committed plans with him, but at the same time, don’t allow him to disturb your entire schedule for a last minute plan.

5. Be vague

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This could be a little tricky! When you are talking to him, don’t give him all the details and try to be a little vague in your conversations. This is the most crucial part and will make him more interested to know you. Playing hard to get is not about being rude or self-centred, it is all about giving just the right signs for your love interest to follow.

6. Don’t rush it

When you are dating, don’t get too far too soon. Take one step at a time and let your significant other initiate a few things. You might get overwhelmed with emotions sometimes. Instead of letting it all out, tease him and give subtle signs so that he could initiate the next step. It will also let both of you explore each other in a better way so that you would have a concrete foundation in your relationship.

7. Praise him

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This might contradict the popular belief of playing hard to get, but it is always a good idea to let him know that you value him. Praise your love interest once in awhile and make them realize that you are into them in a very subtle and indirect way. Don’t be too cold all the time as it might push them away. Don’t ignore them completely or flirt with other people shamelessly in front of them. Respect their choices and make sure they don’t feel as if they are taken for granted.

Don’t hold yourself anymore. Be confident and comfortable with every step you take and don’t look back. Go get him!

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7 Ways Of Playing Hard To Get That Actually Work
Because playing hard to get can be a fun game played FAIR! Believe us!
Bhavya Kaushik

Bhavya Kaushik

A national bestselling author, Bhavya believes that too often the stories we write paint the reality we try to escape from. Bhavya believes in breaking the stereotypes and trying new things because life is too short to let it stay boring. With his love for verse, he can be found avidly blogging about life, love and everything that covers in between. He lives his life by the motto, 'I'm the story of my own journey.' "I don't write stories. I write characters."