Well when you put it like that it's true. You can get lucky and get a pretty gf without being good looking but it's rare and on top of it, she's with you for some other reason beside looks obviously. It could be something sweet like a deep connection, but settling/sinister factors play a role too. It's not a good position to be in when you know she's not hot for you, mentally. Hmm he probably cares but doesn't show it too much as knows this is it and he has to move on. Sensible guy.