It's called "EGO"
Hello Ms. NaiveGal,
You raise a very perceptive question! I think the reason that anybody cares about the way he or she looks, ... has to do more with the way we think about ourselves! ... about how we carry ourselves.
Also, it is in our DNA/genes that we procreate -- and the visual element is present for both males and females, as people who are doing the watching, or who are being watched.
Food for thought,
Because most people are on the border
I don't care - I just want to have chats & fun with those who are kind & friendly :)
the people that hate you talk about how you look and the people who love you notice when you no longer care how you look
Because if you let yourself go, they will care.