Girls think that playing hard to get will make a guy like them, and being too available will turn him off. This isn't true. Waiting a certain amount of time before texting him back and pretending to be busy when you’re not doesn’t get a guy to like you, it gets a guy to chase you. Does it work? Maybe a little, in that it activates his competitive drive, but that isn't the recipe for lasting love. You can't manipulate someone into feeling something for you… I mean you can, but your true self will emerge eventually… and then what?