I don't know though, don't people look at unattractive or odd people too, like out of curiosity? Sometimes I look at people who are weird or quarky- not necessarily because I find them attractive- but because I'm curious about them.
If I'm feeling extra "looked at", I'll usually assume there's something weird about me that that makes them unable to look away. On the other hand, sometimes l think they're looking because they find me attractive- but it's always the "freak" kind of attractive: like that girl creature from Avatar might be considered "attractive" to most guys, but they wouldn't want to date her. They'd want someone of their "kind".
There's this guy in my class that I'm totally NOT attracted to but I keep wanting to observe him. His behavior is so foreign to me because he's so self-assured, crude, and aggressive. He's quite outgoing with everyone. I don't get him at all and in fact he kind of scares me, lol. But I still feel like I want to observe him because I want to figure out what makes him tick. I feel like he and I would have terrible chemistry together if we ever got to talking because his values and mine are are so different (and I don't even find him physically attractive, even though he's got a body that a good number of girls would consider "hot"). So yeah, I look at him but that doesn't indicate interest *shrugs*
life is one big social game