I've seen many times on this platform that "your inner beauty is what that matters". However, I beg to differ.
Outer beauty gives inner beauty a chance. Inner beauty let us decide whether to stay or not.
We all need to stop pretending we are nice non-judgemental human beings and admit that we DO judge people based on outer beauty, in fact we judge outer beauty more than inner beauty. Actions speak more than words. Influencers these days are only popular because they are pretty or they have super dramatic lives that our human flesh feeds on. People who do have a strong inner beauty are the ones behind that spotlight. If inner beauty > outer beauty, why is it the ones who only have outer beauty in the spotlight and not the inner beauties? They don't go in the spotlight by choice, we human beings are the ones who choose who to go in it.
Nobody in the world can be labelled ugly, because someone will find them attractive - vice versa. And not because of inner beauty, but simply based on their outer appearances.
Of course if it's friends or family, outer beauty doesn't matter much and inner beauty is way more important.
But for dating, questions like, "What's your ideal type?" Normally a typical response would be, "I don't judge someone based on their looks. If I like them for who they are, I will like them." If that is the case, why not God just make everyone look the same? You see, beauty is subjective. Someone I may find pretty, you may find ugly. If outer beauty really didn't matter, why is there a need for such differences?
If you didn't find someone attractive, (s)he would've already not be someone who could be your potential date but only friends. I'm not saying your potential date has to be someone who's your ideal, but someone you are OK with looking at. C'mon now we all know that someone who has a face for some reason you find annoying to look at. And most of the time, it's the outer beauty that makes you want to find out the person's inner beauty and see if it's compatible with you!
Hence, I don't think inner beauty has more value, as you need outer beauty to be cracked open first. They are equally important.