You can be mysterious and be real. They aren't mutually exclusive. I've been called mysterious by multiple women and I was just doing my thing.
I met this very attractive girl who worked on the same crew I did. All the other guys drooled over her at meetings, and some even got her personal number that is given to everyone for work purposes (but used it for personal reasons). I didn't care. I did my own thing and made small talk with her because I knew her name. She ended up going to my university and I would occasionally run into her, talk quickly, then leave because I was busy. One time I ran into her and noticed she was wearing a different color pair of crocs then the last time I saw her. I gave her shit about having multiple pairs of crocs and color coordinating them, she gave me massive IOIs (I already knew she was into me but she had a boyfriend and I didn't like that), but I left because I was busy.
After she broke up with her boyfriend I got her number and dated her briefly. She gushed about "how mysterious I was" many times. I was being real and mysterious (although I wasn't TRYING to be). Basically by doing your own thing, being a man, having opinions, and not supplicating you become mysteries.
[QUOTE=xavier;135243]I don't know what you mean by playing games, but mystery my friend is built when you dhv and then she ioi's you for your dhv and then you go cold.QUOTE]
Apparently I was doing what Xavier explains here, although I wasn't aware of it. ^^very solid explanation!