BY NOW, YOU’VE surely heard about the “dad bod”. Men’s midsections haven’t been the topic of so many conversations since…maybe ever. But how do women really feel about the fad? Do they want their men to have some pudge (lookin’ at you, Leo), or are they hell-bent on the cut, chiseled look? And how many women are divided in the middle—indifferent or content with whatever size their partner’s body may be?
We went to the source—100 women—to get to the bottom of this seemingly bottomless debate. Here’s the breakdown, and some of our favorite quotes:
“I only go after guys with dad bods.” – 15
“Sure, why not?” – 23
While about 50% of women are indifferent, only 15% exclusively date men with a “dad bod”. And 38% of women want their guys in tip-top shape. So, continue checking MensFitness.com for tips, workouts, recipes—and more.
“If I get to know someone and begin liking them, part of that first attraction doesn’t usually involve what their stomach looks like. If the dad bod is hiding under that shirt, so be it. It makes it easier to not have a perfect female body, too, when your s/o has a dad bod.” -Sara H
“I mean, sure it looks good on Chris Pratt and Leonardo DiCaprio, but for now I’ll appreciate dad bods from afar.” – Marlene A.
“A dad bod is not something that would initially attract me to a guy, but it definitely wouldn’t deter me from him.” – Sam A.