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Never let anyone answer that question with 'No'. They are lying.
Looks help, because attraction forms bonds which can lead to desire, lust and hopefully love. It also gets you noticed quicker in a more positive way.
This question is easily answered by breaking it down into two very basic questions:
Does being ugly impact on dating chance? Yes.
Does being handsome lower dating chance? No.
That said, people have different likes and dislikes. Some people like fat people, others like short people and so on. What some people consider ugly others would consider wonderful.
But the overall beauty as defined by symetrical appearance with little blemishes, in most cases, helps towards a relationship.
So basically looks do matter to females as it does to males. But the bigger point is everyone is different, an not everyone pleases everyone else. So if you are worried, don't be. Someone is out there. :)