He thought she was sincere. He thought this time it will work, it WILL work. Everything he tried before simply was not enough.
Hair cut to please, new clothes fitting well in all the right places, especially the ones she loved the most. The suede jacket she bought just for him, and the leather shoes. All of this he thought made sure she thought of him as someone to be treasured and admired. Finally someone who appreciated him, and treated him with affection. Secretly he invested in dance lessons, from the traditional to the latest styles, because she loved it. He wanted to be perfect, for there to be no excuse for her to leave.
Every effort was made in order to acquire what he always wanted – a sincere relationship.