my friends and I use it mainly for fun. We give our honest and subjective assessments of a girls attractiveness and rate her accordingly. The number is for looks, personality, style and whatever else ATTRACTS us to girls.Truly though your not missing anything because when we are really approach or talk to girls, she is not a number but a girl that could potentially be my better half.
What you're missing: number ratings are meaningless. Utterly, utterly meaningless.
I know guys that go by different methods, but my method is this... My initial number rating is based on how sexually attractive I find a gal. The higher the number, the more I will humble myself and perform sexual acts on her that put me in the inferior position. (e.g. giving oral sex, and other kinky acts where I'm the sub) This initially is based only on looks... because that's all I usually have to start with.
If I get to know the gal, that number can change. If I fall in love with her, she goes to a 10. If I find that she has a toxic personality, the number can drop.
Omg this is true, a guy told me I was an 8.5 because I am pretty AND have a great personality. I was confused too, but he explained that personality has an effect on attractiveness so therefore people who look/are nicer get a higher number! I hadn't been aware of this either