Dad Bods Are Now Sexy
The results are in and it's good news. According to a new survey by Planet Fitness, 72% of women and 68% of men not only accept the dad bod as the norm … but 65% of women and 50% of men said dad bods are sexy.
Most women (59%) said they would rather be with a man who has a dad bod than someone really muscular. 48% of women and 44% of men even say that dad bods are the new six-pack.
So, what exactly is a Dad Bod. According to Wikipedia, the Dad bod is a slang term in popular culture referring to a body shape particular to middle-aged men. The phrase has been adopted in U.S. culture as a celebration of this particular type of physique. This masculine body type is a cross between somewhat muscular and overweight physiques.
GQ.com says of the Dad Bod, that according to Mackenzie Pearson, who wrote the original Dad Bod piece for The Odyssey, “The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’ ” Hmm, that sounds like a lot of guys we know. And apparently, women are very into it. Pearson believes that the dad bod makes guys seem more “human, natural, and attractive.” That lackadaisical approach to fitness comes off as less intimidating, allows for better cuddling, and presumably better food, she writes.
Pass the pizza!