Do looks matter in dating

Is physical attraction a huge part of a relationship, or is that just superficial?

I couldn’t date somebody who I wasn’t physically attracted to.

This person is funny, smart, likes the same things as you and is the biggest sweetheart ever. Read what these girls had to say about looks in a relationship, and then let us know what you think.

Do you let your lack of physical attraction ruin the relationship… We saw this topic in the g message boards, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.

When I meet an amazing girl personality-wise that is not physically attractive to me, she just becomes a really good friend, and once they are a friend it never changes.

After all, looks and first impressions are supposed to make or break one's chances of making a lifelong connection — or so the thinking goes.

But if responses to a recent survey are to be believed, conventional wisdom is about to be turned upside down.

In surprising new findings by Dating Advice.com, only 1 in 10 Americans ranked "looks" as the top quality they search for in a partner.

Over time, the looks of another individual are greatly influenced by what we think of their personality."If you're of average physical attractiveness, but I find out we're similar, you will essentially get more attractive," he said. If you start out attractive but have a terrible personality, you become less attractive." also analyzed preferences in human mate selection.

These studies show the characteristics that are most desired among men and women include honesty, consideration, affection, dependability, intelligence, kindness, understanding and someone who is loyal and a good companion.