Online dating apps have probably made this problem worse, but I think a big part of it is just the culture we live in.
We go out with someone with the mind-set that there's probably someone else out there even better.
Here are some tips to get us started: It's understandable that you want to play it cool when you first start chatting.
I for one would be a little wary if my texts were replied to instantaneously, right from the get-go.
The problem, though, is when the person you are chatting with sends one flirty message and then immediately follows it up with the text equivalent of a police dispatch.
Those of us on the receiving end are left wondering if we said something offensive.
Look, a little bit of gamesmanship in dating is fun. Maybe you've been guilty of behaving this way, or maybe you've been on the receiving end of it.