Since they didn't provide their source, I question the veracity of their claims. What's more, I've found the opposite to be true: Most women have told me they prefer masculine men. Not necessarily "muscle-bound" masculine, just a man who displays self-confidence and doesn't cry every two seconds.
I'd like to think that not all women long for a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vin Diesel, or any of the guys portraying superheroes like Batman and Superman. Surely, there must be average Joes -- thin, chunky, brainy, and otherwise -- that ooze some sex appeal.
What's deemed sexy and attractive by one woman might be considered unappealing by another. Luckily, we all have different taste, and there's someone out there for everyone.
Still, most women would probably agree that the ideal man strikes a healthy balance between emotional and confident, sweet and firm, romantic and bad boy. They want a bit of each in small doses: the affectionate guy who sends her mushy texts in the morning and the alpha male who knows his way in the bedroom at night. It's the best of both worlds, right?
In the end, women simply want a guy who will not only stick up for his woman, but for himself. They want a man whose self-respect matches the respect he gives his partner.
Then again, having a six-pack never hurts, right?