He’s tempting, I get it.
You might want to do everything you can to get his attention because you really like him and you really want this to be a good thing that works out, and if that means you have to play games because he’s playing games…well, good luck Charlie.
Love is not a game to be played.
When we’re in the talking stage with someone and we want to know where it’s going, sometimes we get scared. You’re not crazy for wanting to know where you stand with someone. Do whatever you need to do to figure out what’s going on in the relationship, but don’t play games.
You might think that if you play his game, you’ll get his attention. Waiting x amount of time to text him back, doing something to make him jealous, viewing his Instagram stories but not commenting on any of his posts. That ain’t it, chief.
Don’t mimic his actions to give him a taste of his own medicine – you’re just wasting your time.
If he texts you, don’t purposely wait 45 minutes to text back because it took him that long to respond to you. You could spend that time doing something more important.
If you give in to his games, you’ll make things easier for him. He’ll feel like he won’t have to put in an effort with you. Remember this: you are worth so much more than what you think. You deserve the greatest love. Don’t accept a half-ass effort from anyone, especially him.
You could say something or you could move on, but don’t get sucked into playing that game: making excuses for him, mimicking his actions with hopes he’d notice, giving him mixed signals whenever he tries to communicate with you. That negative energy is not worth it.
If he wanted to be with you, he would be with you. No mixed signals. No wishy-washy communication. If you’re supposed to be with someone, it’ll be easy (for the most part) and it won’t be anything like this.
Don’t let yourself be stuck in limbo or strung along. Don’t let yourself be an almost. You deserve better. Be with someone who knows what they want.