Strap in folks, it’s story time with Uncle Dr. NerdLove.
It... worked about as well as you might expect.
But there was another side to the whole "value" equation: when women had higher "value" than *you*. /6
To anyone else this might be interpreted as "really not interested, leave me the fuck alone."
To PUAs it's a sign that she's a) higher value and b) testing you. /8
(Or, y'know: recognize that she doesn't want to talk and would leave her the hell alone.) /10
Think Emily Blunt and Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau. /14
You're saying "I like you" in a teasing way. /15
Point is: negging is bullshit, based on really mistaken ideas about attraction and no small amount of wanting to get back at the club girls who shot them down. /16