I'm reading the book Fuck Love, One shrink's sensible advice for finding a lasting relationship by Michael I Bennett that I borrowed from the public library. I stumbled across it after looking into the 5 love languages that has been referenced on agnostic. I found references to Christianity and God and immediately lost interest.
As I find interesting statements (IMHO, you may disagree), I will post them here.
I would say this is true. My last boyfriend I met on POF, when we met for our first date he did not look like his pictures. the pictures where 10 years old and he was 50 lbs thiner in them. I decided to give him a chance and get to know the person even though I was not attracted to his body. He is a wonderful kind man and at first the sex was good but as the newness wore off, not being attracted to his body did become an issue for me. Maybe if when you meet like when you both all young and you are attracted sexually than as you grow old together and our bodies change that love sees past all that but when starting out I think it needs to be there.