Starting a debate on the issue of being "better looking" would be opening a veritable can of worms here.
I like to think of it in the following manner:
I always aim for the top of the fresh meat market.
I have been pretty successful so far. Some people have told me that I was simply dating the guys in my league!
I doubt that very much.
When it comes to dating, looks are only one, albeit a very important part of the dating equation for most guys.
Guys who are solely "looks" focused will go for the looks only. It is pretty much like an investor who puts all of his eggs in one proverbial basket.
The rest will quickly figure out that there is so much more to the phenomenon of sexual attraction than the looks alone. This is where wits, name, maturity, reputation, networks, wealth and many other things come into play.