DCEric saidDoing it right: Recognizing that getting a certain body type may attract someone one for a brief period, it will NOT make you an attractive person. Taking your body as one aspect of who you are and not the determinant factor in attracting a (for lack of a better word) mate is doing it right.
I really appreciate that you took the time to explain your point. While I agree that physical attraction is not sufficient
for a LTR, it is most definitely determinant
. If you are gay, even if you find a woman with every personality trait you desire, she will still have the body of a woman and for that reason alone she can at best be your friend. Whether you're willing to admit it or not, you certainly have limits on what you find physically attractive in a man. I'm also quite sure that if a man falls outside those limits, he will be, at best, a friend. So much for a "temporary" thing.
You can say that there is no way to make fire with fuel alone, that fuel is just one ingredient of fire -- and I agree. But without fuel, even if you have all other ingredients, there is no fire.