So before you scroll down to the comments calling me crazy...read what I have to say, and then call me crazy.
You are probably thinking to yourself, "Good looking people have it so good" and your probably saying "If I were good looking I'd be so much better off then I am now", and for girls this is more true then guys. Sorry girls but guys still prefer good looking girls, for guys though it really doesn't matter if your good looking or not and I'm here to tell you why:
1: Look around at every girl on the internet, they all say the same thing "Personality! Personality! Personality!" With women thats what they want(of course when you ask them to elaborate on the type of personality they can't, but thats a completely different story), they place more emphasis on personality then looks. Of course subconsciously most are still more inclined to like an attractive guy, than an ugly guy, but if the guy is average looking and has that personality then he could basically get any girl. I have yet to meet a girl with high looks standards, almost all will lower their standards for looks if the guy acts a certain way. So what does this mean if your a good looking guy without that "personality"....well I can tell you from first hand experience you dont get much interest(except from sluts which I will address towards the bottom).
2: Being good looking actually hinders your ability to do some things. For instance, asking a girl out. If your an ugly guy and you know your ugly then you can ask girls out without much care. For instance, an ugly guy could ask out a really good looking girl and be like "well I dont really have much to lose, cause I'm ugly, but I got a ton to gain if she says yes". As an attractive guy though, if you want to go ask out a girl, unless you want to be judged by your friends and family(and trust me they judge hard), you need to ask out a girl at least your level of attractiveness. If you date down then people will be like "why is such a good looking guy like that dating such a hideous girl". Whats worse is that people look at you as wasting your potential, and when you are told this stuff constantly it messes up your relationship with your girl, it makes you feel like you should be doing better, and it really doesn't help at all.
3: Being attractive, there are a lot of stereotypes attached to us. An attractive guy for instance rarely gets approached for a relationship, in fact I've never had a girl approach(or even express interest in) me with the intent of getting into a serious relationship. I asked several of my girl friends for advice as to why I never had girls showing interest, and why I never had a girlfriend, and they all responded the same way "What?!?!?! You've never had a girlfriend? You are so good looking, we thought girls were all over you"....this is precisely the issue, being so good looking, girls just assume you are taken, and assume you have plenty of girls and so dont show interest in you(again the exception being slutty girls). Other then this, I've had a few girls assume I was a jerk or assume I was a player because I am a good looking guy, which is definitely not the case.
4: With women it really only matters what you look like if you ask her out. Women NEVER approach guys, attractiveness doesn't make a difference and so if you are uber shy and reserved, even if your the best looking guy in the world there is almost no chance you will get a girlfriend. If you are funny and outgoing you are probably more likely to get approached then being attractive and shy. Why? Because being attractive really isn't that desireable of a trait anymore. Girls dont care about it as much as a funny guy, or a guy with that ideal personality. So looks really won't get you far.
Now, as I've hinted at, there is one place where being attractive gets you far. In the bar/club/party scene when you are looking for a one night stand. I cannot tell you how many slutty girls have approached me at parties trying to have sex, probably at least a dozen over my college career up to this point. When you are a guy like me, who is only interested in long term relationships though you dont give a crap about one night stands, like at all. In the realm of long term relationships being attractive is about as useful as having a third testicle. As an attractive guy(between an 8 and 9 out of 10 according to most girls), I can tell you that I still am not successful with women. I've never had a girlfriend, never been in a serious relationship, dont have many girls interested in me(other then for sex) and dont have much success in the social scene. Is it my looks to blame? No it isn't because I know I'm good looking, so then what is the problem? Well I dont have that ideal personality, I am too shy to ask out girls, and I suffer from the very thing that most people think benefits me, my looks. I'd trade in my good looks for that ideal personality and funny sense of humor any day of the week because women dont really care about looks in long term relationships. For guys, good looks just aren't that great unless you also have that ideal personality, are willing to ask women out, and have a good sense of humor, then you will really succeed with women.