Rebecca, 20, realized this worked when she went to her new boyfriend Ken's office Christmas party."When I ordered a particular type of wine at the bar, a man to my left remarked on my good taste," she recalls.Just don't touch or share sexual innuendoes with other dudes.The idea is to pique his jealousy, not piss him off.
"Andrew looks like Brad Pitt's little brother, and I knew he was used to women being at his beck and call," she says. But I'm all ears now.' He felt lucky to have caught up with me." How everybody wins: Men, says Argov, equate longing with love.
To level the playing field, she avoided giving him her cell-phone number so he didn't have access to her anytime, anyplace. By taking your time calling him back, you become a catch, not a convenience.
When he'd leave a message on her home line, Laura waited at least a day to call back. The waiting game lets you test his willingness to pursue, adds Ellen Kreidman, Ph D, author of The game plan: When you date a guy you dig and get that urge to share your personal experiences, opinions, history...stop!
He quickly surprised her with tickets to the theater and a bouquet of roses for the following Sunday.
"Being booked was all it took to jostle him into action," says Georgia.