The body types women prefer in men of course vary from woman to woman, just as they do with the body types men prefer in women, but most of us know the general categories of body types women prefer in men.
The most common concept is of course of the woman who likes the tall, rugged, body-builder type of man. It is perceived as strength, the ability to protect and defend her womanliness against harm or danger and a great many issues besides. The fact is that most women will profess to an affection for this type of body on a man but it is not all who like it. Very often, women feel pressurised in to acclaiming affection for this type of body on a man by their peers and actually in reality prefer something quite different.
There are women who like the lithe, athletic type of body on a man. They like sinew as opposed to muscle, slenderness as opposed to brawn. They do not want overly bulky men who are either obsessed with their muscles more than they are the woman they are involved with or are overweight through over-eating or drinking too much beer. They like a well-tended but fit - without being compulsive - type of body on a man.
There are of course women who like a particular feature about men's body types, rather than their overall physique. They may like the fact that the man has a slim posterior or they may like the fact that he has a hairy chest. There are women who will want to see bulging biceps on a man but not want him to be overly muscled in such as his legs or thighs. These different quirks are all about what attracts women to men and men to women in the first instance and are peculiar to each and every individual upon this planet.
Just as there are women who like men with particular body types, there are women who like men who care for their bodies cosmetically in different ways. There are women who like men with beards and women who like men clean-shaven. There are women who like men who wear spectacles and automatically feel attracted to men who wear same. There are women who like men who dress in a certain fashion, or who wear or don't wear after shave or cologne. The list is a virtually endless one.
The good news for men is that the body types women prefer in men cover almost all types of body any man can have. There are very few exceptions to this rule, provided the man is of course hygienic and pays general attention to his grooming. It is not only the stereotypes which attract women but every type of body a man can have will have a woman somewhere who finds it attractive.