Today I saw an article, and this person basically wrote that she doesn't understand the hype about Kate Middleton's looks (about how beautiful she is), and she personally feels that Kate is only "average looking". I know that beauty is subjective, but I got a little curious about how other people judge beauty. I tried googling "average looking", because I realized that I have no idea what average looking mean anymore. Googling did not help.
As for myself, I found that I see beauty in a very different way. In fact, I don't measure someone by beauty, but by how attractive they appear to me. I have always been confused by the conventional good-looking benchmarks, for e.g. David Beckham, Jude Law, Megan Fox. They are obviously not bad-looking, but I have a hard time figuring out why their appeal is so huge. For example, when I see Beckham, I see someone with 2 eyes, blonde hair, a good body... I guess I can intellectually try to understand the appeal, but for me he is still a guy with 2 eyes and blonde hair. As for Jude Law, all I really notice are his eyes, which seem pretty soulless to me.
People find my tastes in men strange for the most part, but for me it is the mannerisms and personality that make that person really attractive for me. I meant that quite literally. It is like beauty for me is not independent from personality at all. Argh sorry I can't explain this properly.
How do you judge beauty?