We’ve been saying it for a while now, but we’re glad to see others are finally taking notice. According to blogger Mackenzie Pearson, whose post Why Girls Love A Dad Bod went viral last week, beer bellies are officially in.
Pearson has coined the term “Dad Bod” which she describes as “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,’” she writes. “It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.”
In other words: Just your average guy.
Pearson argues that women prefer this more down-t0-earth physique because it’s not at threatening as a set of bulging biceps and washboard abs, it’s comfortable to cuddle up to, and it’s honest because “we know what we are getting into when he’s got the same exact body type at the age of 22 that he’s going to have at 45.”
We would like to add that gay men prefer it for the same reasons. Also, we like having something to grab onto.
“While we all love a sculpted guy,” Pearson says, “there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive.”
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h/t: The Odyssey Online