Anyway, he asked me to go for a drink last Thursday, but then bailed out on the same day saying he was too ill. I said I was disappointed, and expressed that he should have told me the day before to give a bit of notice. He apologized, and kept explaining he had a lot on with work, his illness and he was broke (he had to pay for a new boiler last weekend) and he should be okay in a week or so. I gave him another chance.
So, a weekend passes. I tell my friend about the situation and she says he's a time waster. We have a few drinks, and I text him this:
"Hey, hope all is good. I know you have a lot on, but I think it's best to call it a day. I get a sense that dating me, and in general, isn't a priority right now and I don't want waste my time. I wish you all the best."
He texts me back straight away: "What? Are you serious? I've already told you I had stuff going on. I want to see you but if that's your decision then okay. Fine. " So, yeh. Why did he react that way? He never gave me a single indication he was fully invested in setting up another date. He told me he went out with friends over the weekend to a game (they'd already paid for the tickets apparently), and has played sport last week, so i think he's just spouted a load of BS excuses.