Know that this take is written on multiple of my own poor experiences with these sort of girls. We all have probably seen one of them or encountered them at some point, girls who tease you, and I'm not merely talking about a sexual thing here, but a legitimately emotional appeal that they install with boys in order to create an attachement to them, and just enjoy the attention without any consideration for others. More simply, you think something is going to happen, and you're going to be together, but it won't happen.
As a disclaimer I will say that I love women, and I don't think that all of them are like this, certainly not consciously or on purpose, and I DON'T even think these girls are bad people at all...They just tend to have too little empathy for others and are a little self centered. So here is a look at who these girls are and how you can recognize them to save time and energy.
1. They're usually bright pretty, clean and popular.
These girls are far from being shy or emotionally needy, they're likely to be physically attractive, which is how they catch your attention in the first place, and they likely have a lot of friends and immediately seem cool to you for obvious reasons. Even more so if they act like they're interested in you and you think you've got a shot. She likes to talk to you, and emotionally empathizes with you, asks about you, she might make the first step in order to put a first hook on you, and immediately make you think that you've hit the Jackpot, when you're the banker who pays the bill.
2. They are likely social beasts.
As mentioned lots of friends, and a bunch of guy friends and guys around her, you're not the only one she tries to catch, she enjoys the attention from everyone so she's got multiple ducks cooking in different ovens at the same time. She might even get off at you being jealous, since that proves you really care but she on the other hand doesn't really care about you. She wants to demonstrate social status and prove that she has tons of friends and things going on for her because on a certain level she doesn't want you to be too hopeful. Being with her still has to seem like something that is not easily reachable and certainly not something completely acquired.
3. IMPORTANT ONE: She always has a way out.
She wants to ensure that she's not bound by anything! Especially to you. It's possible that she already has a boyfriend or even invents one for you to know that she's not committed to anything. Of course she claims to be friends even thought she will continually send mixt signals and demonstrate clear interest IN ORDER to pull out the friend zone card on you when she feels like she has no choice but to commit fully to you and you're not her best option.
4. She doesn't necessarily ask for much
The first mistake is to think that the girl isn't taking advantage of you, just because she doesn't ask you to buy her things or take her on dates. Like I said these girls get off on how much they can be admired, so it's an emotional kind of bond. Take off the sexual factor...They make you think that you will be together, so that you always come back to them like a magnet, that's what they like even thought they don't consider you as a potential love interest in any way. She wants you to be the one coming back in hopes of something without her saying or doing anything!
5. HOW TO ULTIMATELY KNOW THEM: They are girls that you don't really care for
Blinded by love is a way to put it...But the way I say it...You are blinded by impressions and appearance. In short you really....really think this is the greatest girl ever because it seems that way at the time. BUT more often than not, these girls are girls that you in your heart don't truly care about, but just admire, because of various components we've discussed. Have you ever been really impressed by the packaging and marketing of something, and you couldn't wait to open it, (and by the way, it's super hard to get open) and once you do you find out that you paid the high price for a piece of plastic you could have bought at an inferior brand and gotten exactly the same thing. Well this is that in a nutshell.
Don't waste your time guys, find the good one. Don't be needy, because that's the first weakness they look for, stand up for yourself and let them know enough is enough. Don't let any girl toy with you...