I cannot speak for every woman, but I am being very honest when I say that I do not crave attention from men (or from women, for that matter). I am content with myself, and do not need someone else to confirm my worth by paying attention to me.
That said, I acknowledge that there are certainly personality types of both genders that desire attention (from family, friends, relationships, etc.) to help keep up their mental well-being and self-confidence.
Bit off to me as I don't find gals generally crave attention. I don't crave attention especially male attention if anything I try to avoid it or discourage it though now it's mainly avoiding it as discouraging it was easier in high school when I could just humiliate the guys approaching me and then male onlookers would get the message to stop pestering me with unwanted uninvited attention they thought I should bow down to them being oh so grateful and appreciative of.
"I notice that many women inherently crave male attention as part of there genetic makeup."
Meh different experiences as I find many gals crave specific male attention such as rich hot usually high status guys. I find guys tend to crave attention way more than gals often bemoaning how they don't get approached or complaining that gals don't find guys as desirable as guys find gals. Guys seem to be quite eager and seek out to be sexualized.
Yes. I crave attention from the ones that I love, I have the 'people pleaser' syndrome when it comes to them, but it stems from feeling like I was never good enough since I was younger. I am learning to focus only on pleasing myself though so yay! :)
I have done my research and I've come up with the fact that the majority of ladies craving attention is because they didn't get much feedback as children; from parents and other people they care about. It is that strong urge to feel pretty and wanted, that strong need for positive feedback.