Little did you know at the time that little Mary had the hots for you.
In fact, as soon as you'd get into the car from your mom picking you up (damn I wish my mom was around to pick me up now that I live in LA.. so much time would be saved!!), she'd say "You know... I think she likes you."
To which you would get really upset, through a tantrum and maybe threaten your mother with never speaking to her again.
That is up until dinner at least.
Guess what, sometimes we just don't know if we like you. Not immediately.
No, in fact it's not until after we've gotten to know about your personality, whether or not you can make us laugh and if chivalry is still up your sleeve, can we make that decision.
So in the meantime, we may flirt with you... which basically buys us sometime to figure out whether or not you're our potential baby daddy. Or our next 2 year relationship.. Or...
Now, this is where a lot of men miss it. They think that women are just playing games with them. Like it's some evil plot or sick twist to suck you in, only to late spit you out.
As dramatic as that sounds, it's just not true.
The fact of the matter is we've had our hearts broken before, someone has played with our emotions and we've had one too many scratches and bruises left upon our hearts and with that, we have to become a lot more selective.
So before you go off on a tangent thinking that women are evil and that we're all sitting around contemplating your demise, the truth is we're evaluating.
And to be very frank. We're protecting our hearts.
Don't take it personal. If she's still flirting with you, then know that she's still testing the waters, waiting to see if she'll let you in.