Men in the "humor" condition received phone numbers from 42.9 percent of the female participants and were refused 57.1 percent of the time.
Might be worthwhile to make sure they find out you're interested in them. Aron affirmed that the subjects' expectation that the other person was going to like them had a huge effect.
"If you ask people about their experience of falling in love, over 90 percent will say that a major factor was discovering that the other person liked them," according to Dr.
Aron This idea is affirmed by studying the effectiveness of "playing hard to get." What's the best way to play that game?
Establish that you're hard to get in general — but very enthusiastic about the person you're with.
As a result of the interviews, the researchers speculated that the best strategy would be to give a potential date the impression that in general you were hard to get (and therefore a scarce resource worth having) but really enthusiastic about him or her specifically.