I’m not entirely sure how this happened but apparently girls all over the world are suddenly all about the ‘Dad Bod’ — basically something between having a beer gut and being moderately in shape.
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The Odyssey Online describes it as so:
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.” It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive.
They then list a bunch of reasons why women prefer the dad bod over the model body, including that it makes them feel less insecure about their own bodies and allows them to feel better looking than their partner. Not to mention it makes for awesome cuddles.
So what does this mean for all the dudes out there? Is this just some random fake ironic thing that’s going to fade out by next month or is the love for the dad bod legit? Is it really about the ‘dad bod’ or is it about how you’re rocking the dad bod? Should we all stop hitting the gym or what? No point sweating it out every day trying to get that perfect beach body if none of the honeys are going to appreciate it.
I don’t know… let’s just hope the ‘mum bod’ never comes into fashion.