(I deleted this in asylum and reposted it here since I posted it in the wrong forum) Alright, since I've been accused of backwards rationalizing things in order to support my beliefs, let me share a few experiences with you. Then I want your opinion/analysis/whatever. So the general opinion is that because I don't get chicks all the time, I'm bitter against those who can/do. I call them douchebags, fakes, etc., but it all stems from my inner insecurities and it's a defense mechanism. When I was in middle school/high school, I was always in the "middle" crowd. I wasn't a dork, but I wasn't hugely popular, either. I'll admit, I thought that most of the "popular" people were pretty much douchebags, and even back then I held the people that "fell" for their shit in contempt. That's probably not surprising for anyone familiar with my posts on here. One day I played a concert in front of most of the school (at the time I had played guitar for 5 or 6 years). Suddenly, out of fucking nowhere, I had "popular" chicks talking to me constantly, telling me how good I was, wanting to hang out, giving me tons of attention, wanting to fuck me, etc.. Now, we all know that chicks dig guys who play guitar. But because these chicks didn't even give me the time of day before the concert, I thought they were superficial bitches and I wanted nothing to do with them. "They want me now because they know I play guitar." Fuck them. That's not a reason to want someone. (PUA lingo: my awesome guitar skills triggered their attraction switches). The fact that they wanted me because my status was now elevated was a turnoff. They were disqualified on the basis of my logic. I had the opportunity to bang the popular chicks, and I didn't, because it was fucking bullshit. Fast forward to college. I was a bit cooler here (hey, I'm a cool guy). Aside from having an HB9 GF for 3.5 years (brilliant, fairly logical, gorgeous, and with an A+ bullshit detector), I had a slew of women who wanted to fuck me because of some perceived "status" I had. It was blatantly obvious to me why they wanted to be with me, and it was all fake bullshit. Am I the only guy who thinks this is a turnoff? As opposed to my GF, who would have been with me no matter what my status was, how cool I was, etc. That is a turn on. Fast forward to present day. I am a stingy bastard and I am good with money. I have no debt. I have a decent net worth for someone my age. I have had women, some of whom were very good-looking, upon finding this out, want to fuck me. Turn off. Where were they before? Exactly. People motivated by status turn me off. Even when it's me they're attracted to. Therefore, I do not think I am backwards rationalizing anything. People motivated by douchbaggy things like PUA tactics turn me off. I know people will say this is a defense mechanism of mine, but I'm telling you, I've been on the other side of the attraction before and I still think it's a turnoff. So tell me, what's wrong with me? Am I just a moral "holier-than-thou" bastard? Am I some kind of elitist fuck? Most PUAs would have a field day if they had attractive women throwing themselves at them, but when it happened to me, because I saw the reasoning behind it, it turned me off.