Try to be completely honest if you can. I'm pretty sure looks on a girl are more important to a guy than the other way around.
It's the thing I think some of us hate to admit because it may make us seem more superficial than some of us really are.
I'll start it off by saying that the girls gonna have to be at least a 6/10 or above in order for me to be attracted. After that her personality has to keep me in, but her looks do help a bit in this as well. And if you've seen my other topic about hair, brunette's with medium to dark brown hair and brown eyes usually almost always attracts me more than the other colors.
However, I can tell you that I have walked away from girls who looked pretty hot due to their poor personality so personality still wins in the end if their looks are near top notch.
It's like this for me: if looks = 1/10, but personality = 10/10 I think I would still consider going out with her, but unfortunately you are going to have to be one hell of a person and you'll have to work a little harder in the looks department if you want to attract me so I can find out.
However, if a girl looks hot as hell 10/10, but her personality just reeks of damn near evilness 1/10, you may attract me at first, but there's no chance in hell I'd go out with you once I figure you out.
However the bad thing is, if it were a choice between a girl who only looks ok with a great personality vs a really hot girl with a great personality, the latter will win. I'm sorry if that sounds shallow, but that's just the way it is with me, and perhaps some of the other guys here too. Again I'm just trying to be utterly honest. Sometimes I wish I could say that looks don't matter, but its a lie depending on their personality.
Anyway, if you read all of that good for you, I hope you don't think I'm a bad person after writing this topic, I'm just trying to help let you girls know some of the stakes so when you are out trying to find someone you can feel more confident in how you can prepare yourself. And I hope the other guys that answer do so with this similar goal in mind. If all our answers differ drastically though than I suppose it doesn't matter so much and it really does depend on any one individual guy.
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My general observation is that guys my age (I'm 22) care a heck of a lot about looks; well, girls too, but I agree that guys are more superficial when it comes to looks. But as people age and mature, looks become increasingly less important. You start to realize that love is about finding a companion that you can spend your life with and looks are just a tiny part of that equation because looks fade. Even if you are with the most attractive partner, after awhile, their beauty becomes more of a banal thing to you and you focus more on other aspects of that person, the more lasting aspects.
I also find this "looks or personality" argument frustrating because it's never that black and white. You say that if all else is equal, you will go for the "hot" girl...but are you judging the "hot" girl less harshly simply because she is more attractive? In other words, I feel that people's expectations of overly attractive people are slim simply because by default, they expect "hot" people to be dumb or vain. I wish people would stop saying "looks or personality." Everyone can have a great personality. Everyone can be smart and funny and sassy...but that has nothing to do with compatibility. Compatibility is something that is deeper and that determines whether or not you can spend your life with that other person. You can be beautiful and smart and EVERYTHING...but you still might not be "the one" for everyone. I guess what I'm saying is it takes more than just looks or a glimpse of a person's "personality" (which I've learned can also be completely deceiving). What it all comes down to is that indefinable essence of "we fit."1