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How do you know if someone is stringing you along?
Dating / 4:57 PM - Monday September 21, 2009

How do you know if someone is stringing you along?

What are the signs to look out for in terms of behavior? Feel free to give examples or scenarios if it helps. Thanks!

- Asked by A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, San Francisco, Science / Engineering

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well they respond to emails , sort of but never quite really

Ignor you for a while and then engage you to keep you


Flatter you at times , as though you are important.

- Response by morningdust, A Creative, Female, 56-65, Self-Employed

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Since it is not possible to know with certainity what someone else is up to, you have to rely on your own behavior for clues.. There are two pretty reliable ways to figure something is up:

If it is too good to be true, it probably isn't.

Some of us get that sinking, empty feeling in our stomachs which is our system trying to tell us something is wrong but since we don't know what it is, we are often afraid to express our doubts even to ourselves.

Better to get spooked and embarrassed and walk away than to get scammed and crawl.


- Response by rekkonball, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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no strings attached?

- Response by cocoon, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, New York, Alternative Medicine

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The only one that I am sure of, is his name Duncan?

- Response by phoenixbandit, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Columbus, Law Enforcement

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