I just pick female friends who I enjoy talking to and hanging out with. Personality is the most important thing. That's a little different than how I pick a girlfriend because I have to be attracted to her and like her personality
The females who befriend me cover the whole spectrum of body types, personality types and even different races. Notice that I said they befriended me, not that I befriended them. Their motivations are usually that they want me to tutor them (English and history) or free, or they want to be more than friends. I will help anyone who asks for academic help.
The only difference is that there is an attraction to the ones you want to date.
For me, that is some hard-to-pin down combination of facial features and aura, like, you know, she just makes you excited whenever she enters your vicinity.
Different guys are attracted to different facial features, and it's really quite subtle, and you can be attracted to multiple "types". I know I am. I could run through some celebs to say who I find more attractive and less so. Jennifer Lawrence: yes, Megan Fox: not so much. You see? It's really quite arbitrary. Both are considered sex symbols, but one just doesn't do it for me. But the thing is, you don't know what they would be like up close. They might have some inexplicable aura, which makes you fall for them if you meet them irl, even though you weren't that taken with their pictures.
I'd only befriend a chick I find hot... one day I might sleep wid her after all...
I'd not like a gal I find ugly personally as a friend... simply coz if we went out I'd definitely not like people assumin' I'm her boyfriend... it'd be really shitty and it'd annoy me... I don't wanna pass as a moron who has a bad taste in women...
I think you misunderstood something, appearance is irrelevant when you are befriending someone. It's the biggest reason why people get friendzoned, it's because they have the personality but they don't have the look to be more than friends. Or FWBzoned, because you have the look but you don't have the personality. Rarely do you ever see someone get friendzoned and FWBzoned at the same time because when you combine the two, it's called being in a relationship.