Okay, so I'll try to keep this short - I'm totally new to this, so sorry if this is a dumb question but.. why do some inmates lie about irrelevant things? I'm talking to one via corrlinks, and within the first few messages, he started telling me how he has no one else to talk to, I'm like an angel to him for writing him and how he appreciates me so much cause I'm all he has - I was really flattered at first, until I found out that he's married.. because his wife messaged me she did tell me that it's okay for me to talk to him because things aren't really working about between them, but that him and her talk daily, so him having no one else is one lie - and he's been like asking me to be his girl, and saying how he's already super protective over me. Like, bro.. you're married? And we've only sent a few messages back and forth so far? Lol.
He also told me (in the beginning) how his mom passed away when he was younger - but then he recently told me how his mom sent him something to listen to music on and he's really excited about it. So.. why the lies about such weird things? I can understand if he were lying to try to get money, but he's not - he's actually never even brought up wanting money. Is there something I'm overlooking that someone more experienced in writing to prison penpals can let me know? Haha.
Also, is it really a red flag if they're so over complimentary, or are some just naturally like that?
I did find it odd though, that I sent him a few pictures of myself and while he kept complimenting them - he was upset I didn't sent more, and asked me to keep sending them. So.. yeah idk. Should I be careful with this one, or am I overreacting? (hopefully this all makes sense lol)