This is something I have been mulling over in my mind for years now, but I am curious what others think.
For the record, I believe looks are very important, even though they fade.
I'd appreciate if if y'all would give it your consideration and opinions.
Most Helpful Girl
My personal opinion on it is exactly how my dad explained it to me years ago:
Being attracted to somebody is important, because without physical attraction, you miss out on a very important part of your relationship, which goes along with intimacy, etc. The reason why people don't get upset over the idea of their partner's looks fading is that, by that time, they would have been with them long enough and formed a bond with them that was strong enough to still see them as that attractive person they once knew.
Not to mention you're both "unattractive" so it's not like you'd have other options.3
Most Helpful Guy
1) Because physical attraction is for reproduction. When looks fade, the individual is typically infertile anyway, so it doesn't matter so much.
2) Regardless, people tend to imprint on one another. If you shack up with someone at 19, they will be more attracted to you at 49 than if they had first met you at 49.3