Most Helpful Girl
Not specifically. On some level you want to be attracted to the person but that could mean being attracted to their personality. I once dated a guy who was the sweetest thing on the planet and I really cared for him. I didn't necessarily find him to be the most attractive man i'd ever seen, but he was so kind and respectful in all aspects of our relationship that I started to find him sexually attractive. Some of my friends (who are no longer my friends) kept drilling me about why I would date him because they didn't find him attractive at all. I ignored them because he was a great guy and I loved being with him. So attraction is based on different things and is brought out under different circumstances.
Most Helpful Guy
In the early stages of dating, looks are highly important. I want to feel attracted to the woman I'm with, and I want her to feel attracted to me. As time goes on, the individual personalities become the most important aspect. Short-term interest and long-term compatibility are two very different things.