Well, you definitely do n`t need to be told that is sounds like rejection, you already know that, and knowing it you have arrived here. So, taking it that you want to move forward with this you require to look at some alternative possibilities, do n`t you? This is one, and I can advise on how one might test for it too. Nobody knows you see, they all play God, for them probability spells proof, it`s called being useless! You are here to examine other possibilities - Insecurity come fear of rejection, even inability to be the recipient of rejection. These are not numerous possibilities, this is just one single alternative possibility. Many men that turn to the internet for dates are actually incapable of seeing the due process through in the real/off linen world. Because he could only conceive of his rejection he rejected himself rather than have to experience his rejection from you. This for reasons of going lighter on him. He also verbalised some rejection himself, yes? well, this could all too easily have been a denial response. How does this work? When, between two individuals, one wants something "too much" of the other, a romantic relationship perhaps (you know what that means in psychological terms, do n`t you, too much?), something which they believe unobtainable, there is commonly the tendency for psychological denial. This is when somebody denies themselves the truth of what they actually want come think. In his case it may have been total or otherwise partial. This would account for the apparent verbal rejection. Did you happen to clock onto his body language at any time around this time of your apparent rejection? There is a high probability that this is indeed the answer, but actual genuine rejection is also high. Having gone this far though I`d want to know, not merely to go by a load of singularly opinionated concrete heads talking off the top of their concrete. Whom ever heard of a concrete headed God? That`s just me though... I could well add chapters to this, and we can.