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When a boy flirts with a girl, but the girl pretends to be uninterested in the boy to make the boy try harder to get the girl to like him. In most cases, it doesn't work and the boy gives up and tries to find someone less conceited and arrogant than the girl.
Sarah: Mike was like totally flirting with me last night and he's like so cute but I played hard to get and like pretended that I totally didn't care because he has to work for it you know?

Mike: So I tried letting Sarah know that I was interested in her, but she didn't seem to care so I gave up and hooked up with Jessica instead.
by Steve Cormacke April 23, 2007
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Playing 'Hard-to-get' is a term frequently used by males to describe dismally failed attempts to seduce or amuse a women, and thereafter, console his battered pride.
Thabo: *texting* Hey sexyface, we should hook up sometime when you're free.

Sexyface: *replies* Hell No.

Thabo: *thinking* She's just playing hard-to-get.
by Mr_Ryt_Now November 25, 2013
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When a guy is extremely nice to one girl and a complete asshole to her bestfriend. He talks to her and flirts with her all the time. Then when the time comes to ask her out, he asks out her bestfriend.
An example of hard to get:
Hey Alyssa your my bestfriend.

Courtney your a slut.

Wanna go out with me Courtney?
by theking0514 October 31, 2010
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