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The (Ree)lationship Guide: Ladies, Scientists Say Withholding S*x Will Get You a Man

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide”

Men around the world are probably going to be extremely disappointed after reading this information. A study reported in the European Journal of Personality, researched the impact of “playing hard to get” tactics on 1,500 men and women to see which ones work best.

Some of the tactics tested were flirting with others and diverting a love interest’s phone call to voicemail. The results indicated that the most effective tactics for women are appearing highly self-confident, talking to other people, withholding s*x, being sarcastic, appearing busy, teasing and flirting with other people, and turning down the first few dates.

Researchers from the University of Western Sydney and Singapore Management University also discovered that overall, women are more likely than men to play hard to get. The reason being is because women are trying to see who will stand by them once they have a baby.

Has playing hard to get been successful for you?


Ree “The REE-lationship Guide” is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She is a contributing writer for and Follow her Twitter: @iDateDaily Questions, comments, and/or concerns can be addressed to Ree via email at

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