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    Yes.. Looks matter.. I cannot tell a lie.. I know I sound shallow but I simply wouldn't start a relationship with someone I didn't find attractive.. I'm being honest here so don't blame me.. I am what's considered good-looking (I swear I'm not as conceded as I sound ) and I really would only approach a girl if I find her attractive.. It is definitely not the only thing that matters.. but if you say that looks don't matter you are a liar. A girl must be funny and pleasant to be around. But really attractive girls don't generally have one of those movie stereotype horrible attitudes.. So if you are non-attractive and have a great personality.. most likely you will lose out to the really attractive girl with a good personality.. not to be an ass but it's not just me.. this is the society we live in.. It's not right by any means but really it's the way it is.. Most men deep down know that looks matter to themselves.. and women aren't innocent as they pretend either.. girls I have dealt with were first attracted to my looks obviously so I have this luck over the average guy (not saying this is right or should be).. then she will get to know me and notice I have a great personality and notice I'm not self-centered (Well, not really anyway, I still have high self-esteem about myself and do consider myself a great guy :) heh) or an ass.. So at first, Yes, it always matters, even clothes matter, just the way you present yourself and what impression you give will dictate what someone thinks about you.. then when you get to know someone, even if they are good looking if they have a horrible personality then ofcourse it is not tolerable.. If you are not what people would consider attractive and have a great personality, you still do have a good chance, but first impressions may affect it.. so I suppose if you are unattractive you have to make a bit of an extra effort.. But like I said I'm not an ass, I am telling it like it is, but in this world
    Bottom Line, Looks do matter to an extent. That's just the way it is.

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    King of Tokyo,

    That's just the way the male brain is wired. Nothing we can do about it.

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    This is all very interesting. So many diffrent opinions, hmm.... for me when I see an attractive girl I dont even make a pass at her I dont see the use, all of them are out of my leauge anyway, I would not have even made a pass at the girl in the supermarket if I was not coaxed to do so by some of our lovely jref members.
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    Have a little more confidence Tim. Sometimes thats all it takes to acquire attraction from others.

    Or be like me, and be blinded by confidence. Its fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirei_na_me
    Neither. Both of them are about the same as far as I'm concerned. I never thought Jon Bon Jovi was good looking.

    I'd go for some Jovial Jon!
    Yeah, nice way to get out of the pit kirei.

    Quote Originally Posted by King of Tokyo
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    Yes.. Looks matter.. I cannot tell a lie.. I know I sound shallow but I simply wouldn't start a relationship with someone I didn't find attractive.. I'm being honest here so don't blame me.. I am what's considered good-looking (I swear I'm not as conceded as I sound ) and I really would only approach a girl if I find her attractive.. It is definitely not the only thing that matters.. but if you say that looks don't matter you are a liar. A girl must be funny and pleasant to be around. But really attractive girls don't generally have one of those movie stereotype horrible attitudes.. So if you are non-attractive and have a great personality.. most likely you will lose out to the really attractive girl with a good personality.. not to be an ass but it's not just me.. this is the society we live in.. It's not right by any means but really it's the way it is.. Most men deep down know that looks matter to themselves.. and women aren't innocent as they pretend either.. girls I have dealt with were first attracted to my looks obviously so I have this luck over the average guy (not saying this is right or should be).. then she will get to know me and notice I have a great personality and notice I'm not self-centered (Well, not really anyway, I still have high self-esteem about myself and do consider myself a great guy :) heh) or an ass.. So at first, Yes, it always matters, even clothes matter, just the way you present yourself and what impression you give will dictate what someone thinks about you.. then when you get to know someone, even if they are good looking if they have a horrible personality then ofcourse it is not tolerable.. If you are not what people would consider attractive and have a great personality, you still do have a good chance, but first impressions may affect it.. so I suppose if you are unattractive you have to make a bit of an extra effort.. But like I said I'm not an ass, I am telling it like it is, but in this world
    Bottom Line, Looks do matter to an extent. That's just the way it is.
    Don't be so hard on yourself bro. The mysterious world of biology also agrees with you that looks matter in the dating game. In fact, physical attractiveness is a sign to a potential mate that you have healthy genes. People are wired to mate with those who will produce healthy offsprings. So, it is not that the world is bad, but that the world is designed so that the best genes get to survive longer. That's the way God made this world.

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    yes, always

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirei_na_me
    I'd go for some Jovial Jon!

    LOL

    same here!!! XD
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    *thinks for about 10 minutes of a way to reply in a cool, modest way* ...thanks

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    I envy you jovial you seem to be pretty popular with the ladies.

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    hehe....*when it happens .... it happens...it worked before so I guess it will work again sometimes?I'm not really one who goes out LOOKING for someone..I believe there is at least 1 person that's COMPATIBLE with yourself...and the world is big init??It doesn't mean that you live (for instance) in Belgium....you have to marry a Belgian girl...do it like me...go global...you even get to know A HELL LOT of PEEPZ !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimF
    I envy you jovial you seem to be pretty popular with the ladies.
    Yeah, it's slightly confusing me actually. Here on the forum I may be popular, but in 'real' life (I couldn't think what else to call it ) that's not the case. Maybe Brits have different taste...

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    Awwwwwwwwwww, you guys just have to have confidence! Timf have confidence and you can make anything happen. Ladies like to see confidence. Go and and just talk to them.
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    it worked with Esca. *hugs*
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    Thanks everyone and jovial you look alot beter than I do if I remember right I saw a pic of you in the picture thread so congrats on that but thanks for the boost of confidence everyone maybe I should be less pessimistic.

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    But Tim - I could never be as smooth as you were with the girl at the grocery store! And I bet you're more of a handsome chappy than you're letting on too!

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    lol i understand where ya coming from jovy, many brit girls have differant taste. They prefer tall guys, im short, dark hair, mine is kinda brown, bad guy, uhmm i defo not one of them.
    Looking at ya pic , ya kinda in the same boat as me . Hey damn jovy ! lets go over to japan !!!!
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    Only if you're paying! But hey, if a girl doesn't like us it's her loss!

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    Arch you are way too hard on yourself. I think you're really cute, no kidding. I don't know what's wrong with those Brit girls! Oh, and that accent...*swoon*
    You have bewitched me, body and soul...

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    i lubb short guys.. *thinks about her kyo obsession*

    *murmurs to self* maybe that's y....

    *looks up to see ppl staring*

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    I would say yes to a certain extent.

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    Looks always matters at first.. if the person looks good, chances of you talking to him/her are 5 times higher than with someone unattractive.

    And all attractive people have confidense because they know they look good, and don't have to worry about that.
    And women like confidense...or so i've heard anyway
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    hi

    in my trousers i hold the reason why j girls like gaijins, and its a big reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potatoe
    in my trousers i hold the reason why j girls like gaijins, and its a big reasons.
    In your dreams pal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinspawne
    Looks always matters at first.. if the person looks good, chances of you talking to him/her are 5 times higher than with someone unattractive.

    And all attractive people have confidense because they know they look good, and don't have to worry about that.
    And women like confidense...or so i've heard anyway
    That is an awful catch 22 for us unattractive guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_kor
    In your dreams pal.



    That is an awful catch 22 for us unattractive guys.
    "unattractive guys" am pissing myself.
    Hey you can't get the best of both worlds in your case you don't have any.

    How would you know about Potatoe?
    Your so quick to jump on him saying he is bs'in which means you must be trying to compensate for something. uummm what could that be.

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    Well, speaking as someone who is not what you could call attractive by any means, I can say that looks ain't everything. I like people for who they are and that is simply that.

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