Britney Spears seemed confident she knew how to spot one but are you? We reveal the signs every woman should look out for…
He has lots of female acquaintances but no female friends
He finds it hard to see women in anything but a sexual light and views every female as a potential conquest. This makes him incapable of maintaining a normal platonic friendship with anyone of the opposite sex.
He promises the earth
While most men are reticent about commitment, a womaniser doesn’t think twice about hinting at a future together. Of course he has no intention of seeing it through, he just knows exactly what you want to hear. Be wary of a chap who promises too much too soon. It’ll hurt like hell when he decides to take it away – and he certainly will once he’s got what he wanted.
He asks a lot of questions
At first you think it’s great that he’s so attentive and interested in finding out what makes you tick, but don’t be fooled. He’s just doing the research that he’ll later put to good use by pretending to have the same aspirations, tastes, likes and dislikes as you.
He makes you think dirty
A cunning Cassanova is adept at priming females for sex by subtly dropping a few innuendos into the conversation or finding excuses to bring up the topic of sex. It’s a smooth way of manipulating your subconscious into thinking naughty thoughts. And guess who reaps the rewards?
He arranges dates at hotel bars
Once he’s got you in the mood with all the sexy talk, it’s only a short trip from the bar to the bedroom. See what he did there?
Most womanisers have big egos and a sense of vanity to match. Just because he wears expensive clothes and is always well-heeled doesn’t mean he’s a lothario but over-confidence, a general sense of superiority, swagger and a tendency to show off should be viewed with extreme caution.
He locks his phone
If his phone rarely stops buzzing and he starts acting shady or shifts the screen away from your gaze whenever it rings, his furtive behaviour is trying to hide the fact that he’s busy making plans with other women.
He ‘forgets’ your name
While he may not be clumsy enough to actually call you by another name, he will employ little tricks so as not to blow his cover. Be on your guard if he starts using blanket terms of endearment like ‘babe’, ‘darling’ and ‘sweetie’ when you’ve only just met. He’s just making sure he doesn’t get your name muddled up with one of his other girlfriends.
He’s over complimentary
Womanisers are clever creatures. They have a unique sense that’s finely attuned to the female psyche and hence are brilliant at knowing what you want to hear even if they don’t mean it. When compliments glide off his tongue like honey it’s hard not to be taken in, but you have to ask yourself how many times he’s used these lines before.
He has as short attention span
A womaniser gets off on the challenge of a conquest but rapidly loses interest once he’s achieved his goal – getting you into bed. Obviously, you can’t know this for sure until it’s too late, but if you suspect he might be a player try staving off sexual involvement for a week to see if he loses interest.
He flashes his cash
Womanisers often use wealth to impress their prey. He may well make sure your glass is always full and that you never have to reach for your purse, but his intentions are not honourable.