I, too was a late bloomer. My two best friends in HS had the classic good looks. I went to HS in a quaint MD town so I kinda stuck out being Italian/Mexican while they had the standard All American good looks. I was always third on the totem pole back then. I've always had a great personality but through certain struggles as an intellectual, I am a very defined person.
These days, although I'm still not the best looking man you'll ever find, I exude confidence and women find me extremely charming, hilarious and my demeanor is one of purpose. I dress very well and am always well-groomed. I can know pull dimes that seemingly should be 'out of my league' but I'm not complaining
. As you get older, the generic attractions become played out and women focus on personality so all of us insightful, interesting, intelligent dudes on this board, don't fret! The 'suffering' you endure will mold you into a person of character and conviction, which women find VERY appealing. Gotta stay fresh tho