Women will never say it but they WILL show it and I don't mean in the public sense, lol, for all to see declaring it vocally. You don't need to be hooking up to see it either, Just take a bit more notice when around women and watch how their behaviour changes when around good looking men, it's plainly obvious even if they won't admit it until they've shown it to you.
I fear you may be a bit sheltered from women in reality however and are relying on media. Those women make up such a miniscule ammount of the population, albeit a very loud portion that it's completely disconnected from reality. You'd have more parity with reality watching 'reality tv' like jordey shore than you would listening to the media.
I think it's you who are simplifying women to be honest, they are human just like us and thus have all sorts of desires, ambitions, etc.