"Games are the way we keep romance alive," says Helen Fisher, Ph D, author of . Playing hard-to-get or leaving a little to the imagination allows the woman to be wooed and appreciated and the man to be challenged and intrigued." What makes these courtship contact sports so appealing is that there are no losers and they pave the way to building a relationship that's humming with excitement. Play these five games with him and we promise you'll score.Absence creates anticipation and a feeling of "If I don't see her now, I'll die." When he calls, "let your voice mail pick up now and then," says Sherry Argov, author of .The game plan: Don't let him feel like he has a guaranteed spot on your social calendar.
However, it is a good idea to mix the question up so those watching and playing stay interested.
Knowing something about the couple in advance will help the questioner pick the best questions to ask. Dating relationships have their ups and downs and many interesting facets, ripe for newlywed game questions.
I just said teasingly, 'Well, I certainly don't stay home alone.' I could see the intrigue was killing him." How everybody wins: Where there's secrecy, there's interest.
"Men are hunters, and they want to discover for themselves what makes you tick," says Fisher.
So the next weekend, I told him I couldn't make it." Dom's reaction?
He quickly surprised her with tickets to the theater and a bouquet of roses for the following Sunday."That curiosity drives up the levels of dopamine in his brain, a chemical that fuels the mad-love feeling." Kreidman adds: "When you reveal something that's truly weighty, he'll feel like he's earned your trust." What's in it for you?A guy who's guaranteed to focus on hearing you out."When Dom and I first started dating, we would have brunch every Sunday," says Georgia, 26."Initially, I was digging him, but he would spend more time people watching than he would focusing on me."Men feel disoriented when you disclose intimate details too soon," says Kreidman.