>I too think that confidence and social skills play a bigger part in attracting the opposite sex than your complexion. Take me for example....I'm lucky enough in the last few weeks or so to have finally got clear skin after 5 or 6 years of mild/moderate acne but I still have zero confidence around girls - mainly because I still don't feel attractive. I'm also very quiet, and to be blunt, would be considered a bit socially awkward. Despite my clear skin I know that I still don't have a hope in hell of attracting any girls because who would want to go out with a shy, slightly awkward guy with low self esteem......
The fact is if you don't work on your self esteem as well as your acne, when you do finally get clear chances are you'll find something else about your appearance to worry about. If you try and work on yourself esteem now and push yourself to meet new people/be more social you'll be much more likely to meet someone. People aren't anywhere near as critical about our skin as we are but they will quickly notice if you've got no confidence or self esteem.
Something I need to work on obviously.
How do you know such things if you don't talk to them?
I don't claim to know anything for certain, it's just my opinion after a lot pondering over the years and reading a lot of forums on here. It's not hard to link low self esteem/shyness to difficulties with the opposite sex and through my own experience it's easy to still let your low self esteem control you even after getting clear skin.