I first got Alopecia Areata in the 4th grade and it progressed to total hair loss by the time I was 15. in 1970. In the few years prior, what hair I had left, was ripped out on a few occssions by the school bullies. My parents bought me a wig to wear in high school. It was not a secret very long. In any case, I wore wigs for about 35 years until I finally took the last one off about 6 years ago. But what was supposed to give me the confidence to approach other women at work, school, college, clubs, etc, over the course of my life, actually did just the opposite. I became totally inhibited because I felt that if I did approach a woman at a bar, etc, who wanted to go out with me, I would have to tell her anyways, and I felt she would be turned off. So I assume that for every women I did approach I may have passed up a dozen more. And I do not know why I would admit this, but who cares anymore, to this day I have never had a girlfriend or a any long term relationship. Anyways, now I wear base ball type caps just about everywhere because I am so used to having something on my head. And now women/people do not know what to make of me. Life has been and continues to be a rough ride with this problem. And I can't do anything but to keep moving on.