Attracted? Hm.. well, as far as personality goes, I usually never have the opportunity to find out what their personality is like - or rather, I never make the opportunity. As for looks... strangely, I have never found society's 'default' ideal of beauty to be all that appealing. You can show me someone that my gay friend would say 'even I'd hit that!' and I'll usually be 'yeah, she's alright... I can see what you're talking about.' But not be particularly moved. Maybe I just prefer 'cute' over 'sexy'.
Curse you for making me like this, Japan! ヽ(｀Д´)ﾉ
I don't know. Your advice is sound, I guess I'm just nervous about putting effort into getting to know someone when there doesn't seem to be any underlying emotions involved. Sort of like deciding to play the guitar, not because playing guitar would be awseom!!!!one, but because being able to play an instrument would be a useful skill, and guitars are common and easy to acquire.
I'm not sure this is making much sense.
tl;dr - confidence issues ･ﾟ･(ﾉД`)･ﾟ･