I reckon it depends on the person.
Yep. It's like they say. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
It takes effort to become a slob.
I'm sure some of them are proud of their creation..
There has to be somebody out there in the world that thinks those slobby looking guys look hot... It's just not me..... Nope not into that.
To a point. Some people are obsessed with it and become snooty. Snooty isn't a better self-image but rather having too high an opinion of oneself.
I do agree with you though. Stay bathed, wear clean clothes that are in good repair, keep the beard and hair trimmed neatly. If you let yourself go, you're showing a rather low opinion of yourself.
Yep, good looks are a major self-confidence factor.
Never know when you may look at someone who may appear to be a BUM and dismiss them...to find out later that individual is someone who gave their life for yours