People are THIRSTY as hell these days. They want sex right away. They want validation right away. They want attention right away. They want people to fall in love right away.
We live in a fast food society where the person who has the stones to ride out the storm, make people wait and keep others in the dark about their feelings and motivations will literally have their pick and choose of virtually any single man or woman in the dating marketplace.
The ultimate game strategy for anyone in the rawring 20's is to make people wait. That's it. That's really all you have to do.