According to blogger Mackenzie Pearson, who coined the term in her post Why Girls Love A Dad Bod, it 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,’” Pearson says “It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.”
Of course, there are as many types of bodies as we have types (thank god for that!), so for your edification, we have compiled a list of definitions and examples of the ten most common types of male body types…
A man who likes feels the need to hold on to some outdoor based ruggedness, thus opting to maintain a neatly-trimmed beard.
Under the age of 22 or so, slender, with little to no body or facial hair.
Similar to a twink but much more muscular and maybe a tad older.
Larger, usually more heavy than muscular, very stereotypically masculine; must be over the age of 35.
Would be a bear if he were over the age of 35.
Good-looking, sex- and body-obsessed with a high disposable income and who lives in an urban area; the 21st century version of a metrosexual.
Thin or athletic, medium build, and hairy; part of the larger bear community.
Hairy or semi-hairy, lean, muscular, attractive, and sexually aggressive and/or dominant; usually has facial hair.
Anyone who doesn’t fit neatly into the aforementioned categories.
What is your type? What types have we missed? Sound off in comments below!