Does there ever become a point in a relationship where you no longer have to bother playing "games" in order to keep up attraction? So I mean like no more push pull, no more "omg look how high value/high status I am," etc.? I see how it would be useful in the beginning of a relationship/attraction building, but does this model apply forever? It seems depressing to me to think that it would be possible to "keep" a chick based on how well you play the game, but that her love for you is based on your game abilities and not a special bond or whatever. I look at my parents and I'd like to think that they're at that point. They've been married for a long time.