I usually only get crushes on characters for their personalities. I mean the looks help, but their personalities is what makes me fall even more in love with them. Like with Envy, I fell in love with him at first sight. So for looks alone at first, but then as I got to know his character I became madly in love with him.
Well I don't really base my anime crushes on looks..it's all about their personality for me..I mean good looks are nice..but it's the characters personality that really reels me in no so much the looks..one character I loved at first sight was Haruhi-chan from TMOHS but when I got into the anime and saw her personality that's what reeled me in more.
I don't think anyone likes someone just for looks.
It may be what attracted them to the person in the first place, but as you watch the show and learn more about them you become more entranced by them.
(of course there are exceptions to everything)
Then there are those anime characters who you look at and think they are weird looking, and you don't really care much for them. But as you get to know them then you look at them with a new perspective and start to like them more.
Break was one of those 'weird looking' characters for me, but the more I watch pandora hearts, the more I learn about his personality and stuff............ well, let's just say he's starting to reel me in.
Personally, I find both Criteria important (Intellect and Personality more, though). But..
..I fell for Alucard ("Hellsing"), Hidan ("Naruto: Shippūden") and Walter C. Dornez ("Hellsing") mostly because of their Exterior.
And I fell for Dok (Avondale Napyeer, "Hellsing"), Kakuzu ("Naruto: Shippūden"), Dr. Franken Stein ("Soul Eater") and countless others mostly because of their Intellect and Personality.
My CURRENT Anime-Crush is most probably L (Lawliet, "Death Note"); I'm gradually falling for both his looks and Intellect/Personality equally.
i have to say most of the characters i like i like for their personalites
ladd russo (baccano)
jan valentine (hellsing)
but i love whow jan looks idk why i think i like percings and longish dark hair
I like most of my anime crushes for both, but I have preferences for both looks and personality.
For personality, I like the kind of character who is protective so that they would always care. Added to that, I usually go for tsundere-type characters because tsunderes just have the most adorable personalities, but I also tend to fall for sweet characters, the ones who have had rough times but get through it and smile like it's nothing again.
As for looks, my preference has always been blonde, but my top two crushes at the moment however have dark brown hair. As for eye color, purple and green have been my preferred colors. Although, with my top two crushes ATM, one has brownish-amber eyes and the other only has green eyes in the manga. Also, for some reason, I've always been really into feminine-looking guys in anime, such as Hideyoshi Kinoshita, Yuki Sohma, and China. And I don't know why ._.