Originally Posted by Keith
Absolutely. Attractiveness certainly contributes to a good initial impression, but as people get to know each other the interesting person becomes increasingly attractive and the 'beautiful bore' becomes increasingly unattractive.
P.S. You seem to have a strong belief that you need to be attractive before you can talk to someone. This is (a) a limiting belief and (b) completely wrong.
P.P.S. Noone needs to throw a rock in your eye. Don't be so hard on yourself. Habits are hard things to break - that's what makes them habits.
Keith has three really good points here in my opinion. I completely agree that although physical attraction makes a great initial impression it doesn't necessarily make someone more attractive over the long term.