Let me ask you all of you bloomers, if you knew for a fact, that no matter how much self-improvement you did your dating prospects would not increase, would you still do it?
Be honest, don't try to rationalize based on some autistic stoic philosophy, speak from the gut.
I can't think of a single reason that makes it worth it to waste away my youth struggling other than women(not sure if even women are worth it). Why would I need money, nice condo, a car and whatever hobby bullshit gadget i get when I am going to be slaving away for most of my life...
And since average and below average guys know that in their first 30 years of life they were not desired for themselves, then the prospect of slaving away only to attract a woman for your MONEY is not so appealing - thus all the NEET boom lately
Not that anecdotes prove anything, but I know a guy who is upper-middle class and after years of try-harding became a DJ. So he found some 7/10 Beckie and my paradigm was broken until he told me that she rarely has sex with him and wants him to pay for everything LOOOOOL