Human behavior and relationship expert Patrick Wanis suggests establishing your guy’s “baseline.” This is how he usually responds in any given setting. Wanis offers a few examples: “Let’s say that a guy says something untruthful and then straight away rubs his nose. Or a guy can say something, but he’s half-covering his mouth with his hand. He’s either withholding something he really wants to tell you, or he’s telling you a half-truth. These actions can mean that he’s agitated and wants to get away.
When you’re in a relationship with a guy, it’s pretty easy to determine his baseline. However, keep your guy’s baseline in mind: If he has a habit of rubbing his nose all the time or is a fidgety person by nature, then those things may not be signs of lying for him. “Some people who are skilled liars will practice or rehearse their lies, but they don’t remember them back to front,” Wanis explains.
When Michael Lockwood was a single divorced dad, he'd often write down dating advice that he planned to give to his daughters when they grew up.
Years later, he's turned those thoughts and advice into a book "Women Have All the Power, Too Bad They Don't Know It." Just Because it Glitters Doesn’t Mean It’s Gold Don’t be impressed by the unimpressive.
Granted, I’d have to give the brother an “A” for style and originality, but when I said to her, “Wow, he must be paid! He’s living with his mother right now, but he just really likes me.” All I could think was, 'This fool must have fallen and bumped her head.
I understand it may have been a flattering gesture, but don’t reward a man with attention and praise for foolishness.' Now, if he has no problem affording lavish gifts, that’s another story.
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I had a woman tell me how flattered she was when her boyfriend booked her a posh hotel room, filled it from corner to corner with freshly cut roses, and had an expensive dress lying across the bed just as a surprise to show her how much he cared about her.
If there were, trust me, I'd find the nearest one ASAP.
It's not like there are any “truly straightforward” human civilizations floating around you could pack your bags and move to in a moment's time.
As it happens, though, dishonesty is simply part of human nature.