Wednesday April 23rd 2014

‘Playing Hard To Get’ Archives

Why She Left You For Another Guy [Pt. 4]

Why She Left You For Another Guy [Pt. 4]

Continued from Pt. 3. Boredom can kill a relationship faster than you can say “Honey, what's wrong?" It doesn't matter that you think the person shouldn't be bored, if she (or he) is bored, there'll be no "happiness" for you either. A bored partner, if you're open minded, not only puts your stagnation into its proper perspective, they also [...]

Don’t React Too Fast – Or Take Too Long To Respond

Don’t React Too Fast – Or Take Too Long To Respond

According to a recent study published in Applied Mathematics and Computation, a certain time range is necessary for compound emotions to form. Reacting too quickly or taking too long to respond can both lead to trouble. Building on a relationship reactivity model first described by Steven Strogatz in 1988, Natalia Bielczyk looked at a more [...]

Why Do Women Want A Man Who Plays Hard To Get?

Why Do Women Want A Man Who Plays Hard To Get?

Question: Women complain that men do not contact them after a date and play hard to get. But when they find a guy who shows them his true feelings and does not play hard to get they complain that he is too nice because he does not play hard to get.  Most women I've dated start playing hard to get which is frustrating to guys like me not [...]

How To Get Closer To Someone You Love

How To Get Closer To Someone You Love

“My problem is that I love him too much!” “What do you mean?” "He’s taking my love for granted because I’m always there. May be I should play hard to get”. This mindset is based on the notion that if two people love each other, they should want to spend every breathing moment with each other. If one person does not desire [...]

Why She’s Not Into You But So Into Him

Why She’s Not Into You But So Into Him

In my post “Can A Man With Zero Chance Of Attracting Women Find Love?” Patrick asked: “Yangki, I understand that it’s impossible to attract every woman I want. But can you please explain the sexual imprint a little more. Examples?” The Love Doctor’s Answer: I tried in the article you're refferring to: The Truth Dating and Seduction [...]

Is My Co-Worker Flirting Or Leading Me On?

Is My Co-Worker Flirting Or Leading Me On?

Question: She’s 36 and I am 31 and we work for the same company.  We went out for a couple of dates and both times had a great time. There was a lot of passionate kissing but no sex involved.  I asked her if she’d like to go out for a third date and she said she’ll think about it. To cut the long story short, that was three weeks ago. She [...]

How To Get Your Ex To Start Initiating Contact

How To Get Your Ex To Start Initiating Contact

After receiving many comments and email questions asking if "limited contact" is the same as "pressure-free contact" (which I advocate in my eBook Dating Your Ex), I thought it best to write a brief post to explain the difference. First of all the two are not the same. 1. Quantity vs. Quality Limited Contact (LC) is about quantity. [...]

Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Question: Yangki, I've read many of your articles and you seem to advocate not giving your ex space. Why is that? Almost all experts say giving someone space is healthy for all relationships. I just wonder what you base your advice on? The Love Doctor's Answer: If you read my articles more carefully, you will actually see that I'm all for [...]

Will He Leave Her If He Thinks He’s Losing Me?

Will He Leave Her If He Thinks He’s Losing Me?

Question: I'm 31 and have been dating a 44 yr old man for six months. He is still legally married and does all the other obligations of a husband and father to his kids but he hasn't had an intimate relationship with his wife for over a year. In the beginning he talked all the time about filing for a divorce but lately he seems to be [...]

Why You Love People Who Can’t Love You Back

Why You Love People Who Can’t Love You Back

Question: I respect your advice but I believe that "you can't love another person until you love yourself" mumbo jumbo is misguided and I think creates more problems in relationships than it solves. The whole point of being in a relationship is to love the other person. That love is not supposed to be directed at yourself but toward the person you [...]

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