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This story might be one to add to the realm of urban legend: a friend of a friend was a little down on her luck with love and money. In an effort to troubleshoot the easiest issue first, my friend suggested, "Maybe you can get a job as a nanny," to which Debbie Downer responded, "I don't want to be a nanny; I want to have a nanny!" Subsequently, she purchased a relationship book called The Rules and followed the book's dating advice to the T. Six months later, she was engaged to the handsome wealthy man of her dreams. She's now (presumably) happily married with two kids. and a nanny.
Playing hard to get works. It's worked on me and for me. But it bothers me because sometimes I just can't be bothered with it, but mostly because it creates an artificial scarcity , which begs the question: How can you build something real with someone if it's based on something fake? How do you get past the lack of authenticity that's innate in calculating your every step, like purposely waiting two hours to respond to a text message?