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Or, stores of men who financed expensive and exciting dates, only to be told "let's just be friends" (LJBF) when they tried to escalate the romance.In contrast, "takers" such as self-centered bad boys and demanding divas sometimes seem to have an endless parade of adoring lovers. According to research, giving certainly has an effect, ON THE GIVER.
On the other hand, if you want THEM to feel good, connected and committed to you, then you might be better off taking from them.
On the other hand, receiving a gift might also generate negative feelings of obligation and not lead to reciprocity (Goei & Boster, 2005).
Furthermore, in a dating context, gifts can also be seen negatively in terms of power and control, feelings of "being purchased", exploitation, trying to impress, guilt, or having ulterior motives (Belk & Coon, 1991).
Giving less of my time and affection keeps my partners on their toes. For a while I was a nice guy smothering my lady with attention and privileges. Animals play this game simply by taking turns chasing each other. As a single woman, author for lifestyle books for women and a marriage & therapist, (intern), I appreciate the practical, tangible approach to this article.
It was a hard lesson I've had to learn myself and now guide women in the INITIAL dating process - to let a man GIVE to me, and not feel immediately as though I should reciprocate. We are all human after all, and therefore, all want the same fundamental things from life - love, respect, appreciation, honesty, care, etc.