Update: Alexander & Alex
This is a few days overdue - sorry about that.
I have closed both my files on Alexander and Alex (click their names in the tags to see previous posts on them if you’d like to catch up).
To summarize, these are both boys I met online, got pretty into after chatting (Alexander for one day, Alex for about a year), and both ignored me every time I seriously brought up getting together. So as discussed, I gave each of them a final chance.
First was Alex - I sent him a text, asking if he wanted to grab drinks Friday night. It was mid-evening, no response. I saw him on AIM later that night, and conveyed to his buddy icon that I was confused, because he says he’s truly interested in me and all this crap, and yet ignores me half the time.
No response. Goodbye.
Then came Alexander - also, sent him a text. This one has an iPhone, so I can tell when he has or has not read his texts. I said: “Figured I’d try you one last time… Please just let me know if you’re not interested.” Two minutes later, the little Delivered moves to Read. I waited twenty minutes, then sent him another text that just said “Thanks.”, which also quickly switched over to Read.
Cowards. It just makes me feel like an idiot. Not like I’m particularly attached to these two men, both of whom (especially Alexander) are little more than strangers to me, but being rejected by a somewhat-anonymous face is just so much more a blow than from someone who can do it looking you in the eye.