Think playing mind games with men smacks of unscrupulous femme fatale-style manipulation? The game plan: No matter how badly you want to dial his digits or reply to his e-mails, you're better off curbing your enthusiasm when you're first dating.
"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.
Poke a hole at top center of each smaller lightning bolt with a safety pin and insert earring hooks (available at craft stores).
When he'd leave a message on her home line, Laura waited at least a day to call back. The waiting game lets you test his willingness to pursue, adds Ellen Kreidman, Ph D, author of The game plan: When you date a guy you dig and get that urge to share your personal experiences, opinions, history...stop!If you decide to give a couples costume a shot, know that you'll have plenty of options to choose — and none of them are boring. A Halloween couples costume doesn’t have to be expensive. It can be as easy as buying a long, black wig, putting on a black dress, and calling yourself Morticia Addams; while your partner dresses up in a black suit and tie to embody Gomez.You could either pay homage to some of the greatest love stories, like Lucy and Ricky from or try a funny costume, like the two pieces of an Oreo cookie or PB & J. Here are our favorite couples costumes that will take your “best couple” status to the next level.Fabric markers transform a white shirt into loose-leaf paper, while a pencil tip hat and folded collar sharpen a red dress. Trace collar template onto cream paper 5 times and cut out with scissors.Trace small hat template onto black paper and large hat template onto cream paper; cut out.
(Layer and glue stuffing in small sections to ensure it is attached securely.) Hot-glue silver streamers under hat brim. Trace sunglasses and earrings lightning bolt templates onto gold glitter craft paper and cut out with scissors.