First of all I'm not one to be overly confident but I'm NOT trying to feed my ego in anyway because I'm already in a serious relationship and I have been told to be above average. Anyways this is the story. Girls do not care about looks as much as guys because they ARE more sophisticated. Girls are less visual than guys meaning it will take more than a hot body/look to woe her. Hence, girls do NOT care as much about physical appearance as guys do. Some girls might say oh I won't be attracted to a guy with this or that and that in the first few minutes you will know whether or not the guy is worthy. This is wrong completely lol. I have met MARRIED couples who tell me I would have never seen my self with this guy. He is shorter etc. Girls go with what woe's them. They might say otherwise just to filter out the less confident guys.
It seems to be true that women don't care as much about physical attractiveness as men but the reason for this is not because they are "more sophisticated". The reason is because it is not as evolutionarily important for a women to find an attractive mate as for a man to find an attractive mate. For men it has been important to find women who are fertile and thereby physically attractive because they will likely reproduce and produce offspring who will reproduce. For women this is important as well, but since they can't reproduce as often as men they must be more selective with who they mate with. Missing a cycle to get a better mate would probably be a good choice. For this reason women seek men who are stronger, more confident, and overall have a better personality because these are the men who will be able to stay with them, raise their kids, be easy to get along with, and will protect them
Some things are true for some women. I think women do care a little less about looks than men do, & no, I'm not cutting men down for that. I just think women like a multitude of things, & can be attracted to a guy even if he isn't handsome, in society's opinion anyway.
Well, please don't misunderstand. Women like eye candy just as much as anyone! It's just not the final deciding factor. We're geared to seek out "the provider" and you're geared to seek out "the healthy nurturer". That's means that women tend to dig for something beyond the physical if we're really interested in a guy, while guys will most likely be satisfied with a healthy sort of woman who seems to care for them. It's been traced through research going back to the days of the prehistoric human beings.
(We go with what "woos" us, not what "woe's" us, lol.)