Most Helpful Guys
it doesn't work on men, but it works on women.
Jealous promotes needy and clingy behavior. It makes women fight for their man and show more interest, call more often and thus it works.
The problem with making a man jealous is the fact that it makes him LESS attractive. He becomes needy and clingy, he calls more and suddenly you like him less.
The other thing it does, is like you said, it makes you assume he doesn't like you, which is actually to his benefit.
If he shows too much interest, then he's creepy.
If he shows none, than he's safe.
If he shows Disinterest, then you like him.
Creepy is showing interest too soon for no good reason, combined with wanting it more than the other person.
And if you want it more than he does (which now you are thinking about him now because of what he did, which means you are more invested in him than you were before, and more than some joe blow that you blew off 2 seconds ago) Then it works.
When its not working, its working.
And that's why men do it.
Men would not do it, if women didn't train men to behave this way.
Its obviously asshole behavior, but as we all know, women like assholes. SO congrats, you get what you ask for.
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some guys are players and some use that make the girl jealous thing to test a girl to see if she really wants to keep him ... ya know that posession thing and if she doesn't care to want to do anything to keep the guy than the girl doesn't want the guy ...
Most Helpful Girls
Guys try to make girls jealous out of insecurity. It's a stupid thing to do, I know, and not all guys do so, but some immature guys will try to test you by flirting with other girls. The best you can do is ignore him.
He's trying to see your reaction, see how into him you actually are...sad but true. Now the next move from you is to let him know how to treat you. If you blow it off then he knows he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants and get away with it. If you don't blow it off then he will, or at least he SHOULD, never do that again because he knows there's a possibility of losing you and then he will be stuck with one of those nameless ones he was flirting with, and I'm sure he doesn't really want that anyway.