Why do girls say that looks don't matter when they really do?
Most Helpful Girl
1) For the same reasons guys say looks don't matter (to our faces)
2) For the same reasons we say size doesn't matter (guys usually assume their size is "wrong", then they lose confidence, thereby making them uninteresting.)
3) Girls are too nice as a rule, and want to spare your feelings.
4) Women's bodies have a fairly well-defined "hot"-template (decent-sized boobs, smallish waist, firm but supple butt, full and well-sculpted lips... you get the picture). However, all the girls I know have radically different tastes in men. Some lust after ultra-skinny, others need a buffed body, and some even insist on paunchy! Then you have individual fetishes... I'm a big fan of perfect, white teeth. Most other girls don't care about teeth nearly as much... they each have different fetishes.
Each girl's picture of gorgeous is SO different from the other's, that virtually any reasonably-kempt guy is hot to *someone*. And because of that, no one girl can judge you as being hot to everyone, thus her not outright saying you're ugly. Because to someone else, you probably aren't.
(What are your teeth like, by the way...? ;-) LOL)3