A male who is skilled at manipulating ("playing") others, and especially at seducing women by pretending to care about them. Pursuing multiple women at one time a serial dater or for hook ups. He is very proficient at spinning lies to his own advantage. He is socially inadequate in relationships commonly due to a precursor of negative childhood manifestations. He is emotionally challenged.
Their behavior can be linked to their actual love for one that does not love them equally in their past.
A certain class of low-rent, slack-jawed fuckups has decided that backstabbing and misogyny are totally radical, so the word is sometimes used as a compliment or term of endearment between male friends, as in the greeting "what's up, player?".
(1) doesn't understand the meaning of relationship
(2) is in full reproductive mode
(3) is very good at making girls think he is into them (also very proficient at breaking said girls hearts)
(4) often "dates" several girls at several schools (girls are often unaware of each other)
(5) is an asshole!
2 Female or male who has several long term aka " i love you" relationships and tricks each into thinking shes/hes the one
They prey on people socially usually looking for sex or money. They have a way of befriending people and making them feel important, before they use them to their own ends.
Players make horrible friends or “significant others,” because they will “Judas back stab” and hurt you in any way possible if it is in their best interest.
They have no loyalty to anyone but themselves.