It was clear he had no idea how to deal with women. She found this charming. Or, if not charming, less irritating than some other personality quirks he could have had.
Mark Campbell is the protagonist of Disconnected. He's a 31 year old computer programmer who has just started online dating. It's not going as well as he might have hoped.
His home telephone line is connected by a time wormhole to Rebecca Tyler's, with whom he becomes romantically linked.
Mark is accused of murder when an alternate timeline version of himself emerges in his reality and begins killing people. Eventually Mark is left with no choice but to kill this version of himself.