Researchers examined the effects of playing hard to get, a mating strategy that is likely to instill a certain degree of uncertainty. In a new study they show that making the chase harder increases a potential mates desirability.
Is playing hard to get a real thing?
A new study from the University of Rochester concludes that yes, playing hard to get does in fact increase a potential mates perceived desirability. Perhaps its the thrill of uncertainty that comes along with pursuing someone were not sure is interested in us.
What are the benefits of playing hard to get?
According to the research, one potential benefit of playing hard-to-get is attracting a higher-quality mate with the greatest level of commitment for a long-term relationship.
Is there such thing as playing too hard to get?
Many people believe playing hard to get will make someone interested in them. In fact, there is no evidence to suggest this is true. Instead of making you seem appealing, it can make people like you less. Rather than being disinterested, you should be selective.