Men Are Queen Manipulators

Women are known to be queen manipulators. I agree, we do lot of things better than men and manipulation is one of them but as I encounter more “'I live with my baby momma but we not together' single men” or 'I’m not looking for anything serious at the moment',but Im actively dating and pursuing women.  I’m going to have to give it to the men. Instead of lying and tell you they're single and live alone and having to keep up with the lies, they are more straightforward and forthcoming about their situation (it's a manipulation tactic).

Now that he’s been honest & truthful with you the ball is in your court. If you decide to continue to see him, he will remind you of the adult conversation you had about his situation. He’s not guilty of anything other than being very forthcoming about his situation. 

What do you think: is it a manipulation tactic on the man's part or just a man being brutally honest?