Hello shesaneagle and welcome.
His reluctancy to be upfront with you is very telling.
With all honesty,I can see no good coming from his deceptive practices.
Even though you used equal measures(of deception)i'd have to say that it was warranted.You needed to find out if he was truthful and trustworthy.I'm sorry that he became a disappointment,which you can turn into a blessing.
If he's not emotionally invested in you then all arrows point to the financial.
To tell you otherwise would be misleading.
As for the age-old question of "why do men lie?"
Let me count the reasons but mainly to stay out of trouble.
This doesn't apply to all men,for there still are some good ones out there.
Those that believe chivalry isn't dead and prove it by opening the door for you,bringing home flowers(simply to say I love you) and drawing a warm bath,for when you arrive home.
Please take some time,when you're home alone and begin to plan for your future,in the event you decide to leave.
I,by no means,am telling you what to do but know that you deserve better than what you're presently getting,which is definitely subpar.
With sincere respect