3. You have low self-esteem.
Charming manipulators love seeking targets with low self-esteem. You’re all-too-susceptible to flattery. They swoop in and compliment you nonstop. They send you a drink at the bar. They decide to drop some major coin on dinner, and before you know it, you’re getting a couples massage at a 5-star resort in Maui.
You’ve never felt so seen. Nobody else sees what’s special about you, but he does. If you’re old, he makes you feel young again. If you’re young, he sees your maturity and all your talents waiting to be recognized by the rest of the world. What did you even DO to deserve someone who treats you like this?