Why would a man whom you met on the Internet make up a lie about having a row with his girlfriend and best friend the day that you were planning to meet for the first time?

He might have been too nervous to see you. Just give it some time. But be careful. If he has lied to you once, he is more than likely to lie to you again. I wish you all the best of luck:) If you're meeting him for a potential romantic relationship. . .don't. If you're meeting him just for friendship, I'd reconsider wanting to even be buddies with someone who makes up excuses to even meet you. this is not a hard question to answer He for some reason or another no longer wants to meet you. Probably better for you not to have met him.