I just moved to a new city and don't know many people here. I created an online profile mainly to meet new friends but also find some decent men to date. I tried to post photos where my acne is showing but unfortunately whenever I have makeup on the acne disappears in pictures (and no, I can't bear to post pics without any makeup on, since anyway I will be wearing makeup on the dates). I have been getting a lot of messages from guys but haven't responded to anyone because I'm terrified that when they see me in person they will be disappointed because they will see my scars and bumps. Do you think I should write somewhere on my profile that I have acne/scarring so that they will know what to expect when they meet me? I don't want to mislead anyone.....I also happen to be photogenic, so my pics usually make me look better than I do in reality
All of this stems from a fear of rejection...I haven't dated anyone in months because I was terrified of rejection. How do I get over that? The last relationship I had before my acne got bad ended because of my insecurities, and now those insecurities are magnified because my face will never go back to what it used to look like. So on top of feeling inadequate, I now feel deformed and unlovable. Maybe I shouldn't be dating at all?
Edited by WishClean, 03 July 2013 - 11:13 AM.