Obviously pulchritude is relevant for lust, but I find that it also plays a role in romantic attraction.
Despite the "ugly fact" that beauty matters, society takes beauty too far.
I felt glad that the wonderful memories would remain and that our moments together persisted eternally in the spacetime of our block universe.
After the breakup, I returned to Ok Cupid for a long time.
During high school, I spent almost all my waking hours on homework, so romance would have been a non-starter anyway. While I was somewhat less busy than in high school, I continued to focus on academics and learning about reducing suffering in the world.
2017 This page describes my experiences with romance, what I would find attractive in a partner, the wonders of love, the downsides of love, why I like being single, and how romantic love relates to altruistic love. I remember thinking that girls in my class were pretty even as early as first grade, but I didn't understand why someone would want a relationship. While some of my classmates began dating, I didn't think about the topic except through TV shows and occasional conversations with friends.
I had a few small crushes, but I never took things further because I was focused on what I considered more important work.