That some young women fall for this shouldn't be too astounding since we all want to think we are beautiful and for many of them this may be their first exposure to the world outside their home town.
What astounds me, however, is that the fake name he gives the women is "Ty Durden."
Wouldn't that be a big fucking tip off that the dude is running a scam?
Hell, why doesn't he call himself Patrick Batemen?
Or Luis Cypher?
The mind boggles.