Nowadays, it feels as if no one will date anyone unless they're hot. I'm not ugly but I'm not pretty either, I'm just meh. So does physical appearance actually matter?
Most Helpful Guy
Does it matter? Yes.
Should you care? No.
Will you be more successful if you don't care? Yes. Because more often than not the thing that lessens the chances of finding someone is our insecurity over looks. I used to think I'm ugly (well objectively speaking I still am lol) but I stopped caring about that and have been feeling better ever since.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think it matters if you place importance on it. There will always be individuals who will only date "hot" people, but there will also always be individuals who don't necessarily care for that. Sure, at some point, there has to be physical attraction in a relationship, but there are those who place very little importance on looks. They're out there.
I see what you mean, though, with all these dating apps/sites around, looks are the first thing we see, and from that we choose whether we want to give them a chance/date or not. Still, I say, the right people are out there. Plus, you're still young, don't be discouraged!1