Should You Play Hard to Get, psychologically speaking?

For dating advice, if you’re playing hard to get or not interested, psychology suggests that playing hard to get could actually backfire. Here’s why.

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Sources:
Houle, L., Barker, E., & Pronin, E. (2022). Playing hard-to-get: A new look at an old strategy. The Journal of Sex Research, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2070117
Walster, E., Walster, G. W., & Berscheid, E. (2015). The efficacy of playing hard-to-get. The Journal of Experimental Education, 39(3), 73–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220973.1971.11011270
Walster, E., Walster, G. W., Piliavin, J., & Schmidt, L. (1973). “Playing hard to get”: Understanding an elusive phenomenon. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 26(1), 113–121. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0034234

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