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Does playing hard-to-get really help you score?

Author: Emily Hill
Published: February 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

Alone by L MarieFor reasons unknown to me, some men think women are complicated. We're not complicated; all we want is to do what we want, when we want, however we dang well want to do it. (Even more true when we're in the midst of PMS.)

Although we're not difficult creatures, that doesn't mean we don't make life a little difficult at times. We are women, and when (often hormonal) women are doing what they want, when they want, however they want to do it, things can get a bit complicated. But apparently we like it that way.

According to Melissa Dahl's recent post on The Body Odd, when it comes to dating and relationships, a study by the University of Virgina showed women prefer a little mystery—an emotional labyrinth of sorts.

Playing hard to get by jonaldinger
Though I wasn't very good at playing hard-to-get, it did seem the girls who weren't as easy (figuratively speaking, of course) generated more interest among the boys, went out on more dates and had longer-lasting relationships. Or at least that's what my mom told me. But I think a fine line exists between a sense of mystery and a sense of frustration; play hard-to-get long enough and no one will want to "get" you.

Questioning the study cited in Dahl's post, I thought I'd ask my Twitter friends their take on the study:

Twitter emihill

Here were the @replies:

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Twitter UrbnLnd

Twitter sahans

Twitter cranberryfries

Twitter Oh2BeTall

Twitter ellemenopee

Twitter whimsicalwalney

Of course, this one was my favorite:

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