Is his story for real?
This recipe takes two hours to cook, for real!
The more she heard, the harder it was to believe the job was for real.
Everyone else is half-kidding about the existence of such a person but this guy knows he's for real.
Are you for real?
Not just rhetorically, but for real.
She wondered what life would be like with someone like him, or if he was so bound to duty, there was no room for real affection.