If reading He’s Just Not That Into You has taught us anything, it’s that while guys always seem to want what they can’t have, we can still have the power.
So how do you play the game to ensure that you end up empowered, in-charge and in the company of the man you want? Discreetly evoking a little jealousy in your relationship is a sure way to leave him wanting more.
1. Embrace your social self
Though it may by tempting to keep your calendar free in case he makes a move, nothing will drive him crazier than not being able to – yet. You’re a social woman – there’s no need to change that because you’re chasing a man. Keeping your social calendar intact and packed sends the message that he needs to earn your attention, not just play with it.
Besides, what’s more empowering than having to let him know you’re not free until next week? By embracing your friends and your busy schedule, you’re not only leaving him wanting, you’re living it up.
2. Keep dating
You’re a good catch and he hasn’t caught you yet, so there’s no reason to suspend the search while he makes up his mind. Until you get serious, the beauty of being single is having the freedom to do what you want with whomever you choose.
3. Flirt, flirt, flirt
A good flirt is confident: she knows she looks good, she stands tall and doesn’t take herself – and other men – too seriously. Attraction isn’t complicated: a toss of freshly shampooed hair, a peek of collarbone or calf or a quick, clever comeback will stir up his interest and let him know you’re into him too.
But the key? Make your exit at the top of your game. By knowing when to walk away, he won’t be able to get you out of his mind, and will be ready to make sure that next time you don’t get away so easily.