I'll keep this short. Discovered NF about 3 years ago and have been struggling with PMO on and off ever since. It's affected my dating life mainly. When I was PMO'ing all the time, I actually dated more women but it came from a needy place. Always craving orgasm. Even in my relationships, I barely connected with the woman. Oddly, once I started one-off streaks, my dating life is worse. Probably cause I go through intense highs (desire to socialize with people, women and truly connect with them) to relapsing and experiencing the lowest of lows of withdrawals (depression, anxiety, apathy, just bad flatlines). I'm currently in a flatline now and it's awful. A beautiful reminder of what binging does. I've gone through periods of 30+ days with great benefits and stark realizations of how deep I was in. It was like living for the first time. Clarity. I want to get back there but continue further. I believe recovery is what to strive for, not perfection. I have ways to curb urges but if all else fails, masturbation (without Porn) is permitted. I will check in twice per week starting out. I'm using another forum for my dating pursuits so hopefully keeping it public will hold me accountable. I appreciate the community here. Thanks for the support.