My favorite manga series in the WORLD is Heart no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World. Or in English: Alice In The Country of Hearts (and Clover, Joker, Diamond countries in the different spinoff series) in Wonderful Wonder world.
It's loosely based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland series....But with guns, lots of violence, civil wars, and...many innuendo scenes. However, one main character that dominates over everything and everyone in the Country of Hearts is:
Why? Because he's an asshole, loves violence, and doesn't respect Alice's or anyone else's boundaries. In other words, he's the perfect example of a hardcore player for this MyTake.
To make a long story short, Blood Dupre made many advances towards Alice for sex. She denied him dozens of times. She tried ignoring him, not visiting his home, making friends with the other characters, and everything she could think of....
However at the end of the series, Alice and Blood end up together; not just in the Hearts version but throughout almost all of the different series. In almost every different version (aside from the mini-series), they end up having sex too.
Why? Because even though he was an asshole Alice was very drawn to him (don't want to spoil the series so I can't list all of the reasons why she likes him) and really wanted to be with him despite the fact that he acted so cruelly.
Most of all, she was drawn to him because she could never win against him. All of their arguments, flirting, the sexual advances...He dominated everything. So Alice eventually gave in and went from almost hating him, to doing whatever he wanted her to do.
One thing that was really obvious to me throughout different the series was this: No matter how unique she was (and she is the most unique character in their entire world, so that's saying a lot), or how romantic she thought he was being:
He still forced her to change herself for him; he was romantic (sometimes) but he never genuinely liked her at all. Nothing she could do was a surprise to him even remotely. At the end of the day he got what he wanted to a T. And, he had a participant who went from almost despising him, to hurling herself at him.
After reading the series and realizing all of that, I decided that if I'm ever dealing with a player, I have to either do one of two things:
Not speak with him in the first place.
Or if I do decide to become involved with him, I have to always remember that there's nothing unique about me in his eyes and there never, ever will be. He's seen it all before; all the different personality traits, all of my different emotions, any reactions I could have etc. NOTHING is a surprise to him...which is exactly why he would never legitimately fall in love with me.