I've been thinking about relationships and whether or not I'd be willing to get into one with someone who I don't really find attractive. This subject brought itself up to me because my friend is trying to hook me up with a guy who I think is probably a 5/10, but he could be really awesome, so I don't think I want to deny the opportunity of a relationship because the guy doesn't fit my standards. I'm curious on your opinions, so POST BELOW AND VOTE.
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I'd say quite important. It's not "extremely" important because I put a lot of emphasis on personality as well, but it's not a minor thing either because sexual attraction is a very important part of these types of relationships.
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I dunno, if he has specific standards then he might end up resenting being in the relationship due to his looks even if he likes the guy. You could always just try going on a date and seeing what he's like, maybe his personality is unbelievably awesome or something, in which case it might be worth having a shot at it, but otherwise I wouldn't get into a relationship with someone I didn't find attractive (regardless of their personality) because I know that if the relationship soured, I'd probably end up being more cruel in dumping them than would be necessary due to me resenting their looks and the fact that I ever had to be seen in public with them.
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That's actually a fair point. I've found people unattractive before, but then after getting to know them and finding out they're actually pretty cool, have started finding them more attractive. I guess personality does actually go quite a long way. As long as the person isn't a hideous ****ing C.H.U.D. it can probably be worked around just fine.
Well, it is important. I think you might be less likely to stray if you are sexually attracted to your significant other. For me though, if the potential significant other is really awesome personality wise, they will become more attractive to me. Maybe it will work for you.
People with interesting personalities and particularly compatible with my own are all desirable sexual material to me, unless they're somehow totally ugly that hurts the eye. As others have stated in the thread, if you like someone, it's impossible to distinguish attractiveness from being purely physical or psychological; the latter enhances the former.