When someone leads you on, they are not treating you with respect. They play games with your emotions with little to no sympathy for the pain they cause you. This is why it is important to be able to spot the signs that he is leading you. Is he leading you on or is he genuine in his intentions?
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Most humans aren't mean-spirited by nature, but they do so many awful things in dating such as stringing along or leading on. It's truly an art to lead someone on. You have to defy physics - keeping someone suspended in space for extended periods of time. Your behavior and statements don't allow for an understanding of what's going on between the two of you. You don't let them go to move on with their life, but you also don't let them close enough to you to feel like you're officially together. You appear interested in someone, but you don't move it along and you keep it vague.
I guess what you're saying is kinda true, although I am NOT an easy girl! I guess I just let myself fall too easily. No girl will admit to that.. Guy's Behavior.
So Toby wants to know specifically why guys lead girls on. Well that sounded much more original in my head. Somewhat analogous to my paragraph making fun of how dudes think all chicks want them, maybe you think you were led on simply because you wanted to be. You liked the dude and maybe you liked him so much that you wanted to believe he liked you too so everything that he does is seen as a progression towards that end.