I can definitely identify. My last relationship was in late 2010. I think one of the biggest issues for guys with acne is that the normal gender roles in life dictate that a guy show interest in a girl, chase the the girl, make the first move, etc etc. It's SO hard to do that when you're struggling with skin issues. It's just such a confidence killer and there's always this gnawing thought in the back of my mind that if I tell a girl I'm interested in her she'll be like "ew, get away. your skin makes you look like a monster" or something like that. I've actually had girls approach me first (brave girls, lol) to tell me they're interested in me and they find me attractive, and that's how I've gotten 99% of the girlfriends I've had in the past. I always think they must be crazy or something because I feel like I look so bad when I see myself in a mirror.
It's hard for me to take in my full face...it seems like all I ever see are my scars. My one great hope in life is that I'll someday find a girl who I can openly share my skin issues with, how they make me feel, and all that good stuff because I think if I ever find a girl that would accept me with flaws included then that would be the perfect situation for me. That's always been the hardest part for me when it comes to dealing with acne...the fact that I'm alone in this. No girlfriend to confide in, and I don't talk to my parents or my friends about my skin because it's embarrassing and I just avoid the topic. It's rough, but I guess we just gotta take it day by day until we can build that confidence back up to reenter the dating scene.
I know how you feel buddy and I understand the fear that when you ask a girl out she will reject you because of your skin. My last relationship also ended in 2010 and thankfully the girl I was dating was cool about my skin. Me and my mum are really close so I talk to her about my skin when it's getting me down and she is a good listener. I don't talk to the rest of my family about it that often though.
Dating is hard enough these days as finding the right partner takes time and a lot of trial and error. Having bad skin just adds complications.
The good thing is there are plenty of people out there that don't care about spots or bad skin.