The game while dating
Which got me to thinking: Can two people create a healthy relationship without game-playing, or is it a necessary evil to instill a little excitement?Have the rules of the game changed in the past few years?A close friend of mine, Natasha, has a hard and fast rule: Never give out your number, even to guys you like.A few nights ago while at dinner, I saw her wisdom at work when some guys at the next table began chatting us up.
Self-righteously, I stated that I had very little interest in playing games. “A little game-playing never hurt anyone,” she told me.If done right (note: never tell her she needs to lose weight), she’ll be eating out of your hand once you do follow up with a more sincere, “I’d love to see you again. ” While it’d be nice to think that you can just “be yourself” on a date and always bowl someone over, let’s face it: No one’s scintillating 24/7.So if you’re face-to-face with someone you’re dying to impress, it can help to have some tried-and-true “routines” at the ready.Without game-playing, they argued, dating can actually get pretty dull.
Just think: If you get a call or e-mail back from someone immediately, where’s the fun in that?
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.