The most important(unanimously, sadly) features when it comes to most(not all) people when they are looking for a potential boyfriend or girlfriend:looks & popularity.
1. Looks:Is it simply the "popular" look? Are there certain "features" that both genders look for when searching for a boyfriend/girlfriend? Will a nice body make up for a not-so-nice face? Will a nice face make up for a not-so-nice body?
2. Popularity("social status" if you will): If a guy isn't popular, but is still handsome with a cool personality, does he still have a chance at that popular girl he gets along well with? If a girl isn't popular, but is still pretty damn cute with a good personality, does she still have a chance with that popular guy she gets along well with?
What are your thoughts folks? Looking for random peoples' opinion so I'm expecting nothing less than the truth as you see it.
Most Helpful Girl
1. One thing I've found to be true is the person of your affections becomes more good-looking to you the more you like them. It's weird, but it's true. Of course there needs to be an initial level of beauty, but appearance becomes secondary when true feelings are involved.
And there isn't a popular look. People are generally more attracted to people who look like them -- it's scientifically proven too. However, more symmetrical faces tend to be more attractive, and in each era there is a popular look, and people who resemble celebrities will gain more favors.
I would prefer an average body and pretty face to a good body and average face. Because it is really easy for a person to sculpt a nice body with the right determination. But the lowest starting point I can accept is "average", not fat or scrawny.
2. I assume you're not talking about the superficial high-school sort of popular. Social acceptance is important. A person with a good personality and good face but few acquaintances and social ties will inevitably have some sort of flaw, be it a horrific past or hidden identity. And if his/her lack of popularity is due to some social ineptitude, then the popular person and the unpopular person can't populate the same social circles without problems arising sooner or later. And no matter how in love the two may be, a popular person -- someone who enjoys social interactions and public attention -- would find it impossible to sacrifice social life for love.