Originally Posted by mariazeyn
C'mon Hamix, I don't think you should stereotype western society like that! When you think about it, which society in the world is not looks-centric? You are totally right that we should not be dependent on dating/relationship to find contentment in life but having companionship is also very important. I feel like when you are trying to accept the way you look and you try to tell yourself that you don't need to have relations, then you will go more into seclusion. I would prefer to think that I am responsible for my own happiness and at the same time that my quality of life will be enhanced with meaningful relations in my life.
Just stating my opinion. I don't believe other societies are as sexualised and looks-obsessed as we are, though I agree that some attachment to looks is natural.
Celibate people get by without relationships, as do nuns. To say then that having romance is required is not absolutely true.