I know this is a style forum so you guys must care about your looks. This question has kind of run through my head before. There are guys out there who have women checking them out when they walk into the room and often have the good looks that gain them a lot of opportunities in life. Now growing up I was never a good looking guy (20 yr old here). Throughout most of high school I never once received much of a compliment on my looks until my senior year.
After high school I lost a lot of weight, grew some in height, and paid attention to my style. We (my friends and I) ran our picture through some dating site where it takes 48 hours for people of the opposite sex to judge your picture and then I noticed that I managed to get in. Some of my friends made it in while others did not.
Yet, after all that, I feel that I am still not one of those guys if you get what I am saying, not a David Gandy type of guy for example. My features are really generic (Black hair and brown eyes) and I have had girls compliment me on my looks but I have also had some guys tell me "ya you are not ugly but you aren't a pretty boy or brad pitt either".
I still somedays feel like I can do a lot more for my appearance but is being a handsome guy really all genetics after some point?