All too often, I see friends continually devastated by their dating experiences. Don’t give them your power by allowing yourself to feel bad. I see women who continually find men who, for whatever reason, never step up to treat them the way they deserve.
It is heartbreaking to see them make the same mistakes over and over again.
These are the terrible tomfooleries you’ll potentially run into if you date enough these days. People play hard to get, but it's almost impossible to tell if they're playing hard to get or if they're flat out uninterested.
This is a game that’s usually played solo, and involves a great deal of driving yourself crazy trying to carefully analyze every last bit of interaction.
The Rules were written for people who have poor communication skills, who don't value consent, who play games, and who think social manipulation is a normal part of human romantic relationships.
Those aren't the people I want to be in a relationship with, so I don't pay any attention to that nonsense.