The uninterested person, if they have agreed to a date will not have a clear idea of when you can meet again in the future.

The hard to get player will take a genuine interest in your life.

They may still not seem 100%, keen and will try to maintain the act of indifference, but the personal questions they ask give them away.

However, if someone is not interested, you should have noticed an extreme change in their behaviour.

Maybe initially they were approachable and keen, then after a while seem distant and unavailable.

The results show that those seeking a long term relationship had a better success rate when playing hard to get. Our subconscious is probably telling us that if your prospective partner is willing to put in the hard work, then they are probably in for the long haul.

The problem with going down this path is that in all likelihood your love interest will be pulling the same stunt.

You might have told all your friends that you are done with playing games, and you just want to be honest with the next person you date. It’s all well and good being straight and upfront with your next date, but if you are looking for something serious then honesty might not be the best policy.

A study in The European Journal of Personality presents data collected from a group of young men and women attending four different universities.

You could end up missing out on the love of your life because neither of you was willing to admit your interest in the other.