I created a video called “Picking up women when you have acne” back when I was single and it received quite a bit more popularity than I thought it going to. You can watch that video here:
So I decided to write about it too. This is going to be quite the comprehensive article series, so I’m going to break it down into multiple chapters.
- Part 1: You gotta know who I am first
- Part 2: How many women I’ve been with
- Part 3: I was a loser with acne
- Part 4: I had no game
- Part 5: Dating stories while I battled acne
- Part 6: Wait … I had acne? I never had acne!
- Part 7: Better dating stories
- Part 8: What my life is like today
- Part 9: Do girls care about acne? (... and other things I've learned)
First, let me tell you a little of where I came from so you know I’m not blowing smoke (bullshitting).
PART 1: YOU GOTTA KNOW WHO I AM FIRST
I wasn’t the popular kid growing up. I was the nice guy friend that was always friend zoned.
I was a geeky engineer with acne in college. Some women called me a creeper probably because … well … when I tried to talk to one of them I sweat a lot, struggled to come up with question after question, and … it was pretty pathetic.
Needless to say, I didn’t go out with those girls. I didn’t even get a phone number. I barely got out without being laughed.
And college wasn’t any different.
You know how some people say, “yeah, man … college was the best time. I wish I could go back to college.”
I never say that.
It sucked. I was skinny. I had acne. I had low self esteem. I got called a creeper. I had no game. I watched a lot of anime. Most of the people in my phone were all dudes.
You get the idea. It wasn’t pretty.
PART 2: HOW MANY WOMEN I’VE BEEN WITH
Let’s just say, without having to give you details, I’ve lost track.
I’ve dated more than I can even recall and I’ve probably slept with more than I’m proud of. I’ve definitely experienced more than I think any man needs to.
I’ve been with latino, black, asian, white, tall, short, curvy, thin, quite the range.
While I don’t regret my life, I understand that a lot of what I went through was something that I needed to go through in order to answer questions and fill voids in my life. No pun intended.
At one point in my life, I had more dates in the week than I knew what to do with. My guy friends wanted to be me and asked me for advice. And my gal friends called me a don juan and wanted to introduce their friends to me. I was starting to get women and details confused with each other!
Plus, dating 3-4 women a week and meeting new women on top of that can start to get expensive after a while.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I can walk into a Victoria Secret runway show in New York and pick up a supermodel in 3 minutes flat. But I can get a woman just as beautiful. Plus, I don’t like Victoria Secret models anyway, they’re too thin.
Side note: On top of that, if you ever make this journey down the path of beautiful women, you’ll find that what they say about beauty being skin deep is true. But I’ll save this talk for later.
In the end, it was something that I needed to go through. I no longer worry about meeting beautiful women, I no longer worry about what I’m going to say to her to turn her on or if she’s going to like me, I no longer worry about being alone.
Needless to say, having low self esteem and having acne made things worse for a while. But it ended up being quite the blessing in disguise because I’m not sure that I could have (or would have) learned everything I did about health, clearing skin, business and women had I not had acne.
That being said, life wasn't always like this. It used to be ... ordinary. Actually, it was probably worse than ordinary.