Not everything you see or hear are real. Remember there are 2 sides of the story. The truth and the lies. Don't feel so special that he didn't lie to you. Because your "relationship" began with a huge LIE.
Cliches that are true: ~Love is blind. ~ It's who you know. ~ Time heals all wounds. ~ Actions speak louder then words. ~ Beggars can't be choosers. ~ Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. ~ Looks can be deceiving. ~ When it rains, it pours.
Everyone has a past. I'm starting to think you don't want to open up. But truth I'm not even asking for that. The title alone will do. I know I can handle you. I'm a marine dammit! I will shred to pieces the pages you don't like. Lol. Couldn't resist.
. . .and don't con someone who you placed on the back burner (to date that cutr co-worker) that you "wuv" - evidently you did not, for guy number 2 wouldn't been as interesting to pursue. it's ok to keep looking after age no back burning people though.