So me personally, I start off attracted by looks, but in the end the personality is what matters the most to me. The girl I'm talking to at the moment, the second I laid eyes on her I thought she was gorgeous! But knowing her as long as I have, and getting to know her, she has the best personality!
Most Helpful Girl
Looks fade, but personality stays with you for a lifetime. I am much more interested in personality, but I do require a certain level of attraction. What fun is it to date someone who is nice to look at, but having a conversation with them is like talking to a wall? What fun is it to date a gorgeous a-hole? Personality definitely wins this one in my book.1
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's a combination of both.
Here are some situation where I got to like a girl
1. She was really pretty and I was attracted to her.
2. I didn't like this girl in the beginning but after she told she liked me I started to think more about her and got attracted to her.
3. I thought she was kinda average but the more I got to know her the more I liked her.
And now situations where I have gotten to dislike someone
1. I discovered she was mean/racist/bitchy/ no respect etc.
So conclusion : It's a mix of both but at the end personality is the true winner. Especially for a long term relationship.
If you like someone only cause of the looks and discover she has a bad personality, she eventually get uglier in your eyes and that's also the other way around.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, inside and outside1