Not long ago I had no idea whatsoever a ‘dad bod’ was. And I learned that the ‘dad bod’ is a new glorification of male physique that screams, “I workout in the gym now and then, but I also drink a lot and like to eat 10 slices of pizza in one sitting.”
It all began with Mackenzie Pearson‘s piece “Why Girls Love The Dad Bod.” The basic concept is a “body characterized by flab and some underlying muscles, usually completed with a beer belly.” That basically means any man that played sport in college then started on pizzas for lunch… and has some vague chance with women into this kind of look.
The reasons Pearson gave for her liking of the dad bod were:
It doesn’t intimidate us.
We want to be the cute one.
“Better for cuddling.”
You know what you’re getting.
Fair enough but guys with dad bods will likely gain more weight in the future and possibly even hit the morbidly obese mark.
It’s kind of interesting to see this opinion and see a bunch of women appreciating this reality of life.