Yes looks matter. I prefer a 5 or 6, but my husband is a solid 7, so obviously I'm willing to compromise for the right person.
Intelligence gets my attention, but I'm wiser now than I used to be. The most important characteristic is integrity. Intelligence is a bonus, but not enough on its own.
I think alot of people on this thread have put alot of emphasis on wealth. If the guy isn't that rich, I dont think it would sway a girl if he had all the attributes she wanted/found attractive. In my opinion, at the end of the day, women want a guy who will make her feel happy, and treat her a his equal and not belittle her or treat her as simply a child-bearing machine. Especially for Muslim women in the west, it is most important for a guy to accept her independence and allow her to be. In my