People need to stop playing games. If you want to live the single life, then just be single.
Being played is never a good feeling, and it means that someone has taken advantage of your trust, compassion, or other emotions. Being played can refer to being cheated on, or it can mean your financial generosity is being taken advantage of. Many scam artists gain the trust of unsuspecting individuals and then play on the relationship in order to benefit in some way. These people are not interested in a friend, they simply want to take what you are offering without giving anything back in return.