## What is game theory in psychology?What is game theory in psychology?

Game theory comes into the situation because** both parties are trying to get the maximum benefit**. They try to figure out what the other person will do so they can do what ever it takes to "beat them" at the game. In these situations, relationships go from being happy to being strategic.

## Is game theory an effective framework for dating?Is game theory an effective framework for dating?

Game Theory is probably not an effective framework for dating. Game Theory assumes that everyone is acting in their rational self-interest-which, as I'm sure you're aware, is pretty far from the truth when it comes to most social situations.

## What is dating as a game?What is dating as a game?

A game is any situation in which you make decisions that affect other players. So in dating, even when you think you're not playing games, by definition you are. In fact, any extended social interaction is a combination of many games over time. A particular kind of game called the iterated prisoner's dilemma bears particular relevance to dating.