We brought you the hottest dad bods currently steaming up Instagram, but judging by your comments, there is confusion over what exactly a dad bod is, so here’s our attempt to clarify.
According to blogger Mackenzie Pearson, who coined the term in her post Why Girls Love A Dad Bod, it 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,’” Pearson says “It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.”
Of course, there are as many types of bodies as we have types (thank god for that!), so for your edification, we have compiled a list of definitions and examples of the ten most common types of male body types…
A photo posted by Connor Smith (@consmith54) on Jun 4, 2015 at 1:25pm PDT
A man who likes feels the need to hold on to some outdoor based ruggedness, thus opting to maintain a neatly-trimmed beard.
A photo posted by Shawn (@trainer_shawn) on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:29pm PDT
Under the age of 22 or so, slender, with little to no body or facial hair.
A photo posted by Gay/Bi Colored Men (@gb_coloredmen) on May 9, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT
Similar to a twink but much more muscular and maybe a tad older.
A photo posted by Rolando Lush (@lush4rolando) on May 29, 2015 at 1:51pm PDT
Larger, usually more heavy than muscular, very stereotypically masculine; must be over the age of 35.
A photo posted by Stefan (@bearserker82) on Jun 5, 2015 at 8:51am PDT
Would be a bear if he were over the age of 35.
A photo posted by Louis Roseveare (@sorrycharliemurphy) on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:16am PDT
Good-looking, sex- and body-obsessed with a high disposable income and who lives in an urban area; the 21st century version of a metrosexual.
A photo posted by @edwinkon on Jun 1, 2015 at 4:46am PDT
Thin or athletic, medium build, and hairy; part of the larger bear community.
A photo posted by Daniel Montoya (@daardemo) on May 25, 2015 at 6:39pm PDT
Hairy or semi-hairy, lean, muscular, attractive, and sexually aggressive and/or dominant; usually has facial hair.
A photo posted by Pol Rossignani (@polrossignani) on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:09pm PDT
Anyone who doesn’t fit neatly into the aforementioned categories.
A photo posted by Eva D. Struction (@the_eva_d) on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:51am PDT
What is your type? What types have we missed? Sound off in comments below!