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Debate Score:18
Arguments:14
Total Votes:18
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How important is beauty?

If you had to choose, would you rather be ugly and smart, or good-looking and dumb?

Would you marry a really ugly person if they were perfect for you in every other way?

Title changed from:  How important is physical appearance?

 

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I'm not going to be cleashay here. Lets face it. It matters.

I do agree with Jessald that we should look past looks, and we do to a certain extent but looks still matter a lot.

No matter how hard we try we will always judge and be judged based on looks to some extent.

The best we can do is:

1. Be physically healthy. (try to lose weight, exercise, etc. and not to obsess over appearance.)

2. Understand that eventually looks will start to matter less and less the longer you know a person.

Side: Quite important

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Side: Quite important
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Well I would rather be ugly and smart because that can go a long ways, but looks is very important. imagine if the whole world was just ugly people. It would tear the sexuality from every fun thing. I think we would most likely have less people because nobody would want to make babies ;)

Side: Quite important
1 point

I understand that a lot of people really try to look past appearances. But we are judged within the first 3 seconds of meeting somebody. And we judge that person too. Appearance, body language, etc play very important factors in first impressions.

Side: Quite important
1 point

Inside beauty is more important, and I'd be lying if I said beauty isn't important. I try to balance things and make sure I'm more worried about inside beauty than outside beauty

Side: Quite important

One does not have sex with their partner's mind - they have sex with their partner's body.

Side: Quite important
3 points

"A man does not insist on physical beauty in a woman who builds up his morale. After a while he realizes that she is beautiful--he just hadn’t noticed it at first."- the Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Side: Not very important

I agree Jess! But physical appearance, not beauty, is very important. A clean look is always desireable I think. At work, dating, out with family and a hundred other possible situations that require a good physical appearance...it's very important in my book.

Side: Quite important
1 point

Haha, yes, I meant "beauty." Personal hygiene is another story, and I agree it's important.

I'll change the title.

Side: Not very important
1 point

As the old saying goes, "Beauty is only skin deep."

We should look past the surface and judge based on what's underneath.

I confess I sometimes fail to uphold this ideal, but I think it's something we should all strive for.

Side: Not very important
1 point

AHHHHHHH this question always seems to come up.lol. If they were ugly and perfect in every other way possible then I really don't know. I would have to be deeply in love with them. Generally I'd rather be ugly,and smart because something could happen where my face is contorted. Being ugly you could easily fix your appearance with all of the technology that we have today.

Side: Not very important
1 point

The main reason I pick this side is because I'd rather have some intelligence. Ignorance and stupidity drives me friggin insane. However, I do think being beautiful is important too, and that's what make-up and a good hairstyle are for! Seriously, today, they can make anyone physically beautiful. That is, if they need the alterations and give a crap.

Would I be with an ugly person if they were ideal every other way? Probably not. Simply because my mind wouldn't have even crossed the line to give them more than 2 dates, because looks do matter to me. However, the longer you hang out with someone and the greater they are, the easier it is to start seeing them as attractive even if originally they were not. I've gone through that before... but these guys weren't as far as ugly, just not particularily my taste. Today though, I scored the best of both ends! (except his smoking). And married him. Life is grand.

Side: Not very important
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its not important because beauty dosent last but brains doo

Side: Not very important
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To me i dont think its important, only the INNER beauty because if you have all this make up on and a boy falls for you what if you take it off and you're so ugly he would leave you because of the OUTTER beauty

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