I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
Intelligent, sweet, down-to-earth and adventurous. Bonus points if you're a little bit quirky.
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.