The internet has been buzzing of late with talk of a new pop-culture concept that’s going viral: dadbod. This recently coined term appeared within the last few days on websites like The Odyssey and The Cut. So what exactly does it refer to?
According to Mackenzie Pearson, a writer at 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.’”
Does that sound familiar? Perhaps like something you see in the mirror every day? According to Pearson, the unique new body type, counter intuitively, is attractive to women, giving men a “human, natural, and attractive” look.
What about sexual attraction and the dadbod? Allison Davis of The Cut seems to believe that the dadbod makes for better sex, since the involved tummy fat can “push against your pubic bone in a pleasing way.” Way to go, lazy guys everywhere.
How can you tell whether you possess a dadbod? Well, if you work out from time to time, or even on a regualr basis, but still consume free amounts of pizza, ice cream and croissants, you probably have a dadbod. If, when you look down, your genitals are obstructed by your gut, you’ve got a dadbod. Pearson boils it down to: “It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.” Technically you’re in okay health, but you’re too busy to get all fitness model.
The dadbod might not actually be a bad thing. It might just be real life. Who’s feels justified in criticizing a man who can’t find time to hit the gym obsessively because he’s leading a productive life? Nobody.
Celebrate your dadbod.