Since I've been on this forum I've learned a LOT (props to Socrates, Yail, and Poco, among others). The general rule seems to be doing things to keep the girl interested, keep her from getting bored, etc. This seems to work well for hookups and the like. You're also supposed to avoid having intense conversations about feelings, etc. But how does the game change when you have a serious LTR or wife? Don't some of those things that you're not supposed to do while playing "the game" have to be done with a LTR/wife? I mean you have to bring up important issues sometimes, like if some aspect of the relationship is making you feel a certain way, etc. Wouldn't you want a wife/gf who would be happy to talk to you about that stuff? The same stuff that would drive off a "hookup?" How do you make the transition from playing the game to LTR? Sorry if this isn't phrased properly. Hopefully I got my point across, but it's late, and I'm tired. I guess I'm asking two questions: 1. For the stuff that is different between a hookup and a LTR, how do you transition into the serious stuff? 2. What stuff stays the same (ie. being an "alpha" or whatever), etc.?