I don't know, Stevie - I don't think you should give up things you like just because your boyfriend is around. He'll have to get used to it sooner or later. I really despise any hints of jealousy though, so my advice is colored by that. I would hate it if my SO asked me who I was talking to every time I was on IM, in a suspicious way. Sounds like he has some problems with jealousy.