It is pretty safe to say that, at some point in time, every person who has ever dated has been in a relationship where games were played and boundaries were experimented with. Whether victim or prey, most people have had bad relationship experiences because of this.
Hobbs, of Midland, speculates that most game playing goes on in relationships that lack trust. She says that some people may do it to "test their limits" and "see how far they can push [their partner] before they crack". Hobbs thinks some people may play games out of insecurity. For her, these games are not simply a part of immature relationships; she reveals that issues with trust and game playing have made past relationships "toxic", and eventually those relationships diminished.
Hopefully, every time people enter into a relationship they do it with good intentions. Unfortunately relationships fail all to often because one or both parties decide to play games with their partner. It is time to put an end to playing games with people's minds. If someone decides they want to be in a relationship, it is their responsibility to keep the gates of communication open so that any insecurities can be discussed and no one will feel the need to see just how far they can push their partner. The effort it takes to plot and master a good game of the mind far outweighs the ease of a conversation for a couple.