Popularity of the Dad Bod Continues To Rise

Men out there, it looks like you don’t have to worry about hitting the gym to get a six-pack. Last year a Planet Fitness survey found that women were totally into dad bods, and it turns out things haven’t changed in the past year. 

Overall, the new Planet Fitness survey finds that 21% of adult men, or 25.1-million, self-identify as having a dad bod, which is up from 21.5-million last year. What’s more, most are proud of their dad bod, with 70% of people saying they are more universally accepted, while 62% of men saying having one has improved their lives because they are less concerned about their appearance (43%), they are more accepting of themselves (42%) and more confident (25%).

And it doesn’t hurt that women seem to be into them. According to the poll, women find men with dad bods more attractive (67%) and sexy (62%). Plus, 65% of women say they’d rather have a hubby with a dad bod than a six-pack.

  • Along those lines,  70% of women believe men with dad bods have happier marriages, while 83% of gals say it shows a sign of true confidence. Gals also think those dad bods make their men make an amazing father (46%), a provider (40%) and a fantastic partner (39%).

Source: Market Watch

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