Sitting in Michael's Lap
I think what this post needs is a differentiation between SEX appeal and OVERALL appeal ... keeping in mind that preferences differ, of course.
Sex appeal: You want to rip off their clothes and ... um ... well, get to KNOW them (in the Biblical sense). The less they talk, the better. This job is perfect for the person who is suited to looking pretty as long as they don't do other distracting things, such as talking and thinking. With apologies to Lovebug, I'd have to say that 98 degrees would fit into this category for some (though they don't do it for me).
Overall appeal: This is when you want to rip off their clothes and ... um ... well, get to KNOW them (in the Biblical sense, again - I am a firm believer in the prompt release of sexual tensions, lest they muddle the rest of the human experience). THEN, you want to go and have lunch with them at a sidewalk cafe in the lovely spring weather and talk for hours about anything that stirs your interest ... even if you don't agree on some things, you find their opinions fascinating and the sound of their voice hypnotizing. Most importantly, once everything was said and done, you'd give them your number and actually WANT them to call you, even if the two of you never had sex again.
Basically the important thing is not the SEX appeal, but the AFTER THE SEX appeal, in my opinion. *wink*