Should We Stop Playing It So Cool?

I often spend time on YouTube listening to podcast centered around dating, fitness, entrepreneurship, and overall self-development. I recently stumbled across a video from The School of Life that asked the question, “Should we play it cool when we like someone?”

That question sent me down a rabbit hole of self-reflection as I immediately thought about a mantra that I often chant, “Never let them see you sweat.” Sometimes it works, as it protects me from people who like to play manipulative games to validate themselves. Other times playing it cool has cost me some great opportunities to connect with potential partners.

So what are your thoughts? Do you often play text games and wait a long time before you respond to someone who’s caught your interest? If so, why do you play it cool? But more importantly, has playing it cool cost you anything? I can’t speak for you, but as for me, I think it’s time that I stop playing it so cool and start putting myself out there more.

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