every girl has different taste just like men have different taste, for example "CatholicVirginia" likes "grecian" guys and I happen to like scruffy hardworking kinda guys, so there's no general answer I can give you. however confidence in a man is attractive and a sense of humor is good to. make her smile and you just may have a chance.
I can tell you that MY basic standards for a good looking guy look is Ryan Gosling. Not all women have the same idea as to what constitutes a guy to be good looking, so it's all a matter of opinion. I don't really believe that there is a basic standard. Different races have different opinions on what features and characteristics make a good looking man as well, so to form a "basic standard" is unrealistic in my opinion.
Yes, "non super attractive guys" do have shots with beautiful women. Looks are only the first part of attraction... what draws you in to that person. What really makes a woman fall for a man, is the personality.
why are you so focused on outward appearance? If you aren't gonna look at the inside of a woman how can you expect them to see past ugliness to find beauty? Physical looks only last for so long if only more people understood this their would be less shallowness. Its hard especially when you are very attractive because you are constantly getting attention so basically you could get who ever you wanted. The problem is is that if you always go for the most attractive person usually you don't end up very happy. The hottest people in the world usually have the worse problems its best to go for average looking league and in that league find the person that most attracts you inside and out.
A good looking guy is considered by most to be above average face and body wise (refer to oOsweet~o~nessOo). As for whether or not he can attract a beautiful girl, that depends on the girl herself as an individual.
since looks can fade on either side, over time, its best not to judge by looks. I know for a fact, I am not a beautiful woman, look wise, but I have a great heart, smile and personality. things that can make me "beautiful"
i have no standard for a guy, just because I find a guy nice looking, does not mean at all, id date him. a lot of really nice looking men are douche bags. so I go by overall character and if anything psyhical, its gonna be the eyes/smile. if it melts my heart, you are in
i think your good looking from your pic. so you have a chance with the hot girls. if you don't hv some already, get abs...it helps ALOT. girls just fall for a man with abs instantly. like moth to flame...
It may disappoint you: There are no basic standards.
It's the personality and character where you make up the difference. Even if you have the money and materials to make up the difference, I'd say hide them as you don't want to attract a pretty mess.
I've know quite a few stellar ladies to fall head over heels for a plain looking guy because he had a great personality and always seemed to make the girl feel special.
Across the board? There's no standard other than good hygiene, well groomed, and 'not-a-mess'. Since that definition can vary... Well. Best shot is to look sharp from hair to shoes, and stick to your definitions of the above, as if you felt you were going to be tested on them.