I tend to develop and emotional attraction first in many cases. For example...
I had a friend who generally isn't considered attractive. Girls won't give him the time of day... there's a word for girls like them.
ANYWAY we became close friends, and he was a great guy. As the weeks passed, I found myself liking him more and more. One day we were walking around a park talking about stuff like highschool, relationships, (lack thereof) and other somewhat personal things, and I looked over at him and thought,
"I wish I could tell you how beautiful you are."
My emotional attraction to him grew and overrode my physical opinion of what is hot, sexy, attractive, etc.
I haven't spoken to him in about 4 months, as he moved away for the semester, but I am still here for him, even if just as a friend.
If we could be more then friends I would in a heartbeat.
P.S. sorry I can't describe him better, and I don't want to post a pic out of respect for him and his privacy, stuff like that.