Grab their crutch.
Ask them if they'll loan you $50.00 til payday.
believe me, u'll know. it's always the little things that will tell you the whole story....if a person is pretending, he's bound to slip up sooner or later in any way...maybe when he thinks ur not looking, u will catch something. also in difficulties, a friend is tested the most. but one could tell just by looking into one's eyes, and feeling the atmospere that sorrounds that person if he's a fake or genuine...
They are way too overly complimenting, And way too interested in anything you have to say in awe, as if you just introduced them to running water.
my job isn't to know that. of course i find out sooner or later. but my job is to just keep putting friendship out there as long as it does no harm to anyone.
You're the "soulgardener". You tell us.