It's not strange for people to lie about whether they want their ex back or not, that is why you should not believe instantly if your ex boyfriend says that he doesn't want you anymore. Just to be sure if he is or is not into you, look for the signs your ex boyfriend wants you back. They are better than relying on his words because actions are better in showing a person's true feelings.
You have caught him staring at you more than once.
Catching him staring once and you can just say that maybe you have something on your face but if he constantly looks at you then maybe there is more to it. At the same time, what he does once he is caught is a clue on what he is thinking. If he pretends to look away, then maybe he still likes you but he still have some issues he have to settle before making any moves.
He defends you from the world.
Unless your boyfriend is Superman, he wouldn't try to always be there for you when you need him unless he still loves you. If he always worries about your safety or he goes out of his way just to make sure that you are doing okay, then he definitely cares. Even if he doesn't say his true feelings, you would know just from the fact that he doesn't want anything in this world to hurt you, he still wants you back
He involves himself when you get sick.
Being sick may not happen to you everyday but when it does, does your ex boyfriend panic? It doesn't matter if it's just a slight fever or some other illness. In his mind he's is probably thinking that there is a chance that he would lose you completely.
Mind you, don't pretend you're sick just to get him to realize that he still loves you. Using lies to get what you want is a weak foundation for a relationship that has been in the pits already.
The denial stage usually happens during the first few weeks after a relationship ends. Even if you will hear from your ex that he doesn't have an ounce of a feeling left for you any more, don't lose hope because he might just be in denial. Trust instead these signs your ex boyfriend wants you back to know if he still cares.