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8 reasons why a 'dad bod' is way more attractive

Section: Relatable

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 run 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 watch 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.

Here are 8 reasons why we are team dad bod...

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 '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 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 kids-free. No ifs, no buts.

5. They won't have a massive ego

There is (probably) a study somewhere that concludes - the bigger the man's 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 pyjamas which have a porridge stain on 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 every packet of ham in a 2-mile radius. If you actually want a wafter-thin slice of pork, you'd better hide it in the ironing basket.

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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