Really, I think many people try to downplay how important looks are to avoid looking shallow. Even though being an absolute dickhead can set you up for failure; being physically unattractive will get you nowhere. Everyone's heard of the expression "looks get you through the door but personality makes you stay". There's a serious flaw with that quote. How do you get through the door in the first place if you're not good looking? How can you get anything? People don't even want to be friends with someone of the gender they're attracted to because they're physically unattractive but all of sudden that same person can still get a date if they wanted to? I don't think so. On the other hand you take someone who's good looking but has the personality of a dunce; what does it matter? They can get a date, they can still get hugs and kisses, they can get into relationships, they can even get a lot of sex. I'm sure nothing long term is really going to happen but just by being good looking you accomplished way more than someone who has a personality of a "heart of gold".
The ideal person has a combination of both looks and personality but that's not what this myTake is about. If you were to take the extremes of both from one end to the other and compare them both separately would you still tell me personality matters that much more than looks? Ask yourself this question would you rather spend time with someone both romantically and sexually who's only a 2/10? Or would you rather do it with an 8/10? Ask yourself that and tell me if you really think looks don't matter that much.