Most Helpful Guy
No, he didn't lie to protect your feelings. That was just another lie. He lied to you because he was using you, and trying to get something on the side. He was most likely also lying to this other girlfriend of his, that he supposedly loves, about what he was getting up to with you.
He is a terrible person in just about any way you can look at this. 100% self-centered and willing to lie without remorse to get what he wants. And willing to try and twist those lies to make him look like a good guy. One of the worst types of people.
Most Helpful Girl
No. Being honest with someone and tell them that they are only looking for a hook up is being a good person. It's NOT okay to pretend to have feelings for someone to be so selfish and take what you want. What he told you makes me want to punch his face, if you were my daughter I would be super pissed. This guy is a loser, you do not need a boy like this. Note that I said a boy not a man. If he ever tries to reconnect with you again you ignore him. Boys like this are hypocrites, been there done that at the age of seventeen. He even cheated on his girlfriend now that is not a good personality trait in someone.