Treat ’em mean, keep em keen… to GTFO

16 Feb

Treat ’em mean, keep em keen… to GTFO

There’s an old adage that I hear from time to time: “Treat ’em mean, keep em keen.” It does actually work a lot of the time but that doesn’t make it a good approach to relationships. This particular piece of advice is spouted at both men and women, but we’re all about how not to come across as a crazy bitch, so we’ll focus on the female side.

If you intentionally mess with the feelings of the person you’re interested in, you’re going to be seen as a crazy bitch. At first, it’ll probably only be the guy’s friends who see you as a nut job because a guy who is really into you will find excuses for your poor behaviour. Then it’ll progress to confrontations about how you’re treating him and you might fluke yourself some awesome make-up sex by convincing him you’re sorry. Enjoy that while it lasts.

Eventually, he’s going to realise that you’re intentionally pulling shitty moves just to illicit a response from him and that’s going to piss him off in a massive way. If you’re not interested in him, you’re a crazy bitch for doing any of that rubbish in the first place but if you are interested in him, you’re slowly convincing him that you’re manipulative, mean and hostile; most blokes I know don’t rate those as especially attractive traits. In fact, realising that someone has been fucking with your head is one of those ‘kicked in the guts’ moments and can trigger some seriously angry and unpredictable responses. Be very careful when it blows up on you!

So, if you don’t want to be a crazy bitch, or at least you don’t want people to see you as a crazy bitch, don’t pull these douche manoeuvres. You’re either going to push away the guys you like or fuck with the heads of guys you’re not even interested in, and no good is going to come from it either way. You might get away with it a few times but in the long run, it’ll catch up to you.

I’ve linked a thread full of stories of men telling stories about women treating themselves or their friends poorly. Have a look through their responses to see just how lowly we rate this sort of thing.

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