11 Signs He’s Totally Full Of Crap

If you’ve been in the dating game for a while now, you know it’s definitely not all love at first sight and happily ever after — more often than not, it’s a whole lot of BS. So how do you know when he’s full of it?

  1. He constantly uses pet names. Does he ever use your real name? If he’s constantly calling you ‘honey’ and ‘baby,’ then it’s not because you’re just too sweet, it’s because he doesn’t want to accidentally call you by another name. You’re not the only girl in his heart — that list of names goes on and on.
  2. He never looks you straight in the eye. Direct eye contact is honest. If his eyes are darting in different directions, he’s probably hiding something. Eyes are the windows to the soul, so if you want to know the truth, look there.
  3. He gives too much eye contact. He should be direct, but the boy better blink. The eye contact needs to be natural, not forced. If he’s telling the truth, he shouldn’t have to try that hard. Just remember that men who lie tend to overcompensate to hide their deception.
  4. He calls you paranoid. Guys who lie love to make you think their deception is all in your head — it’s called gaslighting. You’re not crazy. Listen to your intuition and send that jerk packing.
  5. He’s conceited AF. Let’s give it up to the men who lie for sex… said no one ever. If your guy is bragging to all his friends about his conquests, what makes you think you’re anything more than just a number? If every other girl is just a notch in his belt, then there’s no hidden depth to his shallow ass.
  6. He turns the tables on you. If you catch him in a lie, does he turn it around on you? Suddenly he wants to know what you’ve been up to and whom you’ve been spending time with. He’s making you feel guilty so you can’t see his lack of innocence.
  7. He repeats your questions back to you. If you ask him if he gave a girl his number, how does he reply? “Did I give her my number?” Repeating the question gives him time to stall. He’s looking for a good lie and a good excuse. The truth is instant because he already knows the answer. When it comes to lying, he needs the time to create the perfect tall tale.
  8. He doesn’t keep his promises. If he says he’ll be there, then he better be there. His word means everything, and if he doesn’t stand by it then it’s pretty damn clear that you mean nothing. A broken promise is just another deception, so don’t be fooled by his vapid apologies.
  9. He plays you hot and cold. One minute he’s all over you and the next he’s practically ghosting. He’s so full of crap he doesn’t even pretend to care how you feel. That is, until he needs something. When he wants attention, he can always count on you, but when you need him, his presence is practically nonexistent.
  10. He doesn’t tell the whole story. If he’s leaving out bits and pieces, it’s not by mistake. The dirt is in the details. An omission of the truth is just another lie, so if you think he’s lying, don’t be afraid to ask questions. In the off chance he’s telling the truth, he’ll have no problem answering.
  11. He can’t keep his story straight. Just like you need the whole truth, you need the same truth every time. This isn’t a game of telephone. There’s only one perspective in this story: his. So if his story changes every time he tells it, he’s full of crap.
Kelsey Dykstra is a freelance writer based in Huntington Beach, CA. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State University and been writing professionally since graduating in 2013. In addition to writing about love and relationships for Bolde and lifestyle topics for Love to Know, she also writes about payment security and small business solutions for PaymentCloud.

Originally from Michigan, this warm weather seeker relocated to the OC just last summer. Kelsey enjoys writing her own fictional pieces, reading a variety of young adult novels, binging on Netflix, and of course soaking up the sun.

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