I'm going to answer my own questions in the hope that it will encourage others to answer.
Originally Posted by Criseyde
Do you care about your level of physical attractiveness (innate -- I'm not talking about grooming etc)?
Yes. Probably more than I should. That's probably why I made this thread!
I don't really know. Maybe the bog standard "we're encouraged by society." It probably has something to do with approval and feeling like other people value beauty.
How much do you care about physical attractiveness in others?
Much less than I care about it in myself.
I think all my friends are attractive. I also tend to find people more physically pretty as I get to like them better.
And I've never been involved with a guy I didn't find really attractive.
I really couldn't care less. I notice pretty people, but I don't really go around rating people on their looks. I think that most people are reasonably attractive.
Where is physical attractiveness on your list of desirable qualities?
This is the rub. I really feel like looks shouldn't be important. I don't think that facial structure, body type, coloring, etc. tells you anything about a person except whatever is in their genes (and perhaps what's in their box of hair dye
). I'm actually wondering if I have some issue happening on this topic, because I feel rather unhappy when people insist that physical attractiveness is important.