Note that video game addiction can affect women too, but according to studies, the proportion is lopsided and leans heavily on the male side of the population.Let us move on from the basement-dwelling gamer-geek stereotype and try to understand how one can deal with a partner’s gaming addiction. [Read: 11 reasons you should date the nerdy guy] Casual gamers vs.

Girl’s Game Changer: Ladies, if you would prefer that the men in your lives gave you more advance notice when asking you out, then STOP accepting last minute invitations!

Why not just tell him you prefer to be asked out in advance?

My last blog on top dating mistakes women make caused an uproar among male readers who complained my advice encouraged women to “play games.” Not a huge surprise, since the most common dating blunders are a boon to lazy men looking for casual flings.

But a bit ironic, given that MEN themselves are masters of game playing in relationships.

Once again, a man who is just marking time with you won’t “put up with such games” from women – which is precisely what we want! So tune in next time for “Engaged by Christmas.” Meanwhile, women interested in learning the hard-to-get-but-easy-to-be-with approach to dating can try a free ten minute consultation for a limited time by visiting

Men with lukewarm interest won’t pursue a woman who is even the slightest challenge – but not even teams of wild horses (much less a few pesky Rules) can deter the man who really, really loves you. Two can certainly play at this game, but when the on-again-off-again routine starts stretching into years, vs. As Greg Behrendt put it in : “What could be better than hearing from the man who just told you he didn’t want you in his life anymore, his sad, wistful, ‘I miss you so much’ voice on the other end of the phone? This is where he pretends to care about you more than he actually does at the beginning in order to get you into bed.As women we crave emotional intimacy, so it’s not difficult for a man to combine earnest questions and over-the-top compliments to create the illusion of trust and connection that usually precedes sexual intimacy.In fact, the tough love coaching I give my clients is aimed at protecting women from falling victim to such games. I’m sure female readers could cite hundreds of examples.But from my practice, here are four of the most frequent games I see men playing: 1) The “play to lay” game.And like any form of addiction, it will prove to be harmful to one’s self and relationships.