Black man*Remember the Diana Ross lyric, “I want muscles?” from the 1982 hit, Muscles, written and produced by Michael Jackson just for her?

Well, according to one female writer, while women may still want muscles on their men, they are not necessarily feeling some of the other manly-man characteristics.

In the past women have often chosen the alpha male type to date because he is a strong and confident man. Now, women are choosing the beta male more and more because they really just want a more sensitive guy. There are pros and cons to dating each, but here are nine reasons that women are not dating alpha males as much anymore:

1. He is too controlling. Alpha males like to be dominant and have control of everything so that everyone knows who’s in charge.

2. He won’t express his emotions. He has to be a manly man, and letting someone know that they are sad or hurt is not a macho thing to do in their eyes so they shy away from it.

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