Self-doubt creeps in, and we ask: We finally hear from our love interest three days later, and get the coveted second date for Saturday. So, why do we play mind games, even when we’re romantically attracted to the person?
We’re socially conditioned to think frustration breeds desire, and our own biology helps reinforce this belief.
Women mature faster than men and therefore want to be with a man who is closer to them in maturity level.
Women do not want to date a man who would rather play computer games then spend time with her. Some women, and in particular those who have an absent father, look to an older man as a type of father figure or mentor.
Humans have been playing mind games with each other ever since the dawn of time.
Mind games were used to win wars and bring peace between nations.
This is often a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties involved.
Dating is often referred to as a game in which we compete to get the attention of a potential, or current lover.
We probably all do it, to some degree, but the question still remains whether we should.
So, is wanting what we can’t have a mating strategy we’ve adopted?
Men who are mature also tend to be worldlier and more self-confident as they know themselves better, which is something that attracts younger women.
Older men are more experienced sexually but tend to have less of a sex drive but many women find that the lovemaking with an older man is completely fulfilling to them, as older men are better at listening to the needs of a younger woman than a man their own age tends to be.