Well, it seems I jumped the gun somewhat this weekend.
I assumed, because my new man friend wasn't answering my IMs, that he was ignoring me and didn't want much to do with me.
Turns out I was very wrong.... and I am embarrassed about it too, as I should be.
He is using a work computer (notebook) at school, that they have loaned to him. The courses he is taking are all work related and they are paying his tuition and fees, so they let him have a laptop to take with him.
This past week, he was in the office and they did some upgrades to it, but neglected to tell him that now he doesn't get any of the pop-up boxes that IMs show up in. (For security reasons, of course...) So despite the fact that we had been IMing in the past while he was at school and often in the evenings, he was so busy the past few days, he didn't really pay attention to the fact that I hadn't contacted him via that route.
So me getting all pissed off at him for ignoring my IMs was completely out in left field, but neither of us could have known that. He was at work today and found the memo on his desk about the upgrades. Looks like in the near future, he won't be able to access MSN at all on that laptop.
Looks like in the near future, he will be buying his own computer for home so this won't be an issue.
But we talked on the phone and got things all straightened out and all is well. And yes, I did apologize to him... several times...
Silly me.... and damn those computer geeks at his work for screwing things up for us! How to ruin a relationship when it has barely started....
18 hours ago