Why Acting Like You Don’t Care Is The Worst Dating Advice There Is

Thought Catalog

“Girls only want guys who don’t show interest. They like the struggle.” I can’t tell you how many people have said some variation of that statement to me. I am sure you have, too. Maybe you even said it yourself. Both men and women seem to have come to this conclusion: we only want what we can not have.

This idea has lead to countless dating books marketed to both men and women, with countless followers proclaiming that they got results. Numerous articles online talk about hookup culture, and it seems even that group has been infiltrated. Because apparently in that world, “he that cares less, wins.”

I won’t try to convince you that this concept is untrue. It definitely has some truth to it. I believe we pick up on underlying qualities and feelings about people, unconsciously you could say. Sometimes when we are not ready for a relationship…

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