Sex & Relationships

8 reason why a 'Dad Bod' is waaaay more attractive

Six packs are lovely, right? But only in the beer, bread roll or crisp variety.

A six pack of ABS?! Literally, that is like a man saying he claps when the plane lands or likes being pushed around in a Tesco trolley on a Sunday morning - whilst your kids are sobbing because they have ran out of those squeezy yoghurts pouches.

That is why, Ladies and Gentlemen, is all about the 'Dad Bod'.

If you have been buried away under a mountain of ironing, whilst desperately trying to watching Eastenders episodes - here is a quick refresher on what exactly a Dad Bod is.

A Dad Bod by definition, is not too fat nor skinny. A manly body, with a hairy chest and is definitely not ripped with muscle.

Adam Sandler demonstrating the 'Dad Bod'.

Here are 8 reasons why you should marry a man who has a Dad Bod.*

*Obviously if they're nice as well/you're into that thing/he has bought you flowers at least six times.

1. Lots of cosy nights in

Some of the best nights in a relationship are spent with a Chinese takeaway. watching the lower rungs of Netflix. The more toned he is, the more likely he will say 'err... how many calories is in this' before making you leave your cosy, warm cave. Sigh.

2. You reach TRUE relationship goals

Which we all know, is getting the (rather concerned) 'Are you still watching?!' message from Netflix.

3. They won't choose the gym over spending time with you

When you have been left alone on your ACTUAL birthday because your other half 'couldn't miss arm day' then you will realise how important this is.

4. Chest hair

All 'Dad Bods' have chest hair (it's the rules) and it is bloody great. Running your fingers through chest hair is as fun as going to the cinema. No ifs, no buts.

5. They won't have an ego the size of Kanye West.

There is (probably) a study somewhere that concludes - the bigger the mans muscles, the more likely he is to have an over-inflated ego. Now, there is nothing wrong with a man with confidence. But, men who look like The Hulk on steroids are just going to answer back, ignore your Instagram selfies and run off with your best friend to Paris.

6. You can lay on them.

Imagine all the extra cushions you'd have to buy, because laying on your husband's tummy was harder than preparing a meal for your in-laws whilst trying to comfort your teething toddler. Even Harry Potter had a better deal with his bedroom under the stairs.

7. You can revel in 'ugly days'

Ugly days are good for the soul. It's good to revel in your ugliness and feel disgusting for a day or two. Not wash your hair. Not shower. Drink orange juice out of the carton and wear your pyjammas which have a porridge stain in the inner thigh. It's so much harder to do this, when your significant other, looks like he belongs in a perfume advert. Or like he's auditioning for Ex On The Beach.

8. You will have ham to put in your children's sandwiches

There is something about gym-goers which makes them eat any packet of ham in a 2 mile radius. If you actually want sliced meat left over, you'd have to hide it in the ironing basket.

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