Merging gender gaps in dating behaviour

A decade or so ago men played it cool, whilst women played hard to get in the early stages of dating, however these kinds of gender based dating behaviours are merging nowadays.  So what's the best approach whilst dating - Ice Queen/King or bunny boiler keen?

Waiting game VS  Busy lifestyle

A recent survey asked 1,000 singletons about their habits when replying to a date’s text. It reported that being standoffish is no longer considered enticing, with only 4% agreeing you should wait before replying.

Although this maybe the case we do recommend not answering immediately every time, but you don’t want to keep them waiting too often either.

So rather than trying to keep their interest by playing hard to get, ditch this waiting game and genuinely make your life busy because people who keep themselves occupied with hobbies, friends and activities can seem more intriguing than someone who claims to be super busy every hour of the day but is suspiciously up to date on all the most popular TV series going...

Less is more

Another tactic is to be vague, however it is much better to be authentic. Let the other person get to know gradually, over sharing can be a sign of nerves so make sure you give time for your date to share and that you’re having a two way conversation.

Remember they don’t need to know your dreams, your aspirations, your pet hates and your pets’ pet hates - this should all come gradually not by the end of the date.

Stay in control

Some say that when playing it cool we should end phone calls and even dates early in an attempt to show your control.

After all men enjoy the chase, right? So using these tactics will encourage them to move towards someone who is just out of their grasp. On the other side of the coin, women are more attracted to confident men who don’t smother them, yes?


No, it is less about playing hard to get and more about both of you looking forward to next date without exhausting the all-important honeymoon period. You’re still individuals so be sure not to jump in too far too soon.

Get searching with Magic Dating and enjoy all the butterflies you'll get whilst meeting people on those first few months of dating.


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