On one hand I am relieved to have found out his true nature relatively early and reminded myself that "Thank god I didn't sleep with him".
But I'm also feeling stupid because in hindsight, there were some signs early on that I let slip. Furthermore, I don't understand why he did this to me, and it makes me feel like it's because I'm not good enough. He actually had the nerve to tell me that he wasn't seeing anyone else, when he totally was.
Any advice or enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
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It seems like you are blaming yourself for "not knowing sooner", and "not being good enough", but you can't. Playing is his game—he trains specifically to be able and deceive/snag girls like you.
Take it in stride, knowing that you have gained some fresh knowledge, and from his perspective, you were the one that got away. His friends probably won't admit that they warned you about him...
You're going to meet a lot more jerks in the future (whose motives to play has nothing to do with you as a person). At least now you're more equipped.