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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    And what's wrong with mediocrity? Not everybody wants to, or feels the need to, look like an underwear model.
    There is nothing wrong with it at all. But isn't awesome better?

    I suspect that most of the ladies who are saying that they are OK with dadbods, would actually prefer a buff bod, but they just don't want to appear to be shallow and/or they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, or maybe they don't feel worthy of having a buff bod dude as a mate.

    You are welcome to be comfortable with your mediocrity. I will will continue to be awesome, matter of fact, without you guys, I wouldn't be awesome, so...thanks Dadbods!
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I don't have an issue with someone wanting to feel "OK" with an average or slightly chubby body, or accepting others who have that body.

    But, it's fairly easy to be in near fitness model shape. Seriously, anyone can do it, and most of those "dadbod" types could achieve some degree of the fitness hard-body look in a matter of months, so why not?

    If we keep telling our self that "mediocracy is OK", then all we will ever be is mediocre.
    Not everyone wants a hardbody. For many of us, as we get older, we stop worrying about the superficial stuff and spend our time on more productive things. Being healthy is good but being able to see your six pack doesn't add years to your life to spend with your family.

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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    There is nothing wrong with it at all. But isn't awesome better?

    I suspect that most of the ladies who are saying that they are OK with dadbods, would actually prefer a buff bod, but they just don't want to appear to be shallow and/or they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, or maybe they don't feel worthy of having a buff bod dude as a mate.

    You are welcome to be comfortable with your mediocrity. I will will continue to be awesome, matter of fact, without you guys, I wouldn't be awesome, so...thanks Dadbods!
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    Don't worry why some women like dadbods better than others. Maybe they don't want to have to fight their husbands for the mirror. I don't know. Personally I'd rather have someone comfortable with themselves, and more normal, than a narcissist.

    And like it or not, 70% of Americans, and 75% of men, are overweight. They are normal. Not underwear models.
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Not everyone wants a hardbody. For many of us, as we get older, we stop worrying about the superficial stuff and spend our time on more productive things. Being healthy is good but being able to see your six pack doesn't add years to your life to spend with your family.
    Right. I don't think anybody ever laid on their deathbed saying, "I wish I'd spent more time on my abs."
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Right. I don't think anybody ever laid on their deathbed saying, "I wish I'd spent more time on my abs."
    I would imagine a guy or two has wished they had gotten laid more often. There may be some correlation between the two.

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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Well I am almost 39 years old, a father of 3 kids, and I have 6 pack abs. Any guy that thinks most women prefer the flabby dad bod to the fit bod is delusional.
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Right. I don't think anybody ever laid on their deathbed saying, "I wish I'd spent more time on my abs."
    If the guy spends more time on his abs, chances are its 10 years later before he is on his death bed. You don't get abs by doing a bunch of crunches, you get abs by exercising regularly and eating a good diet. Visible abs are just a perk of healthy life choices. The kind of healthy life choices that extend your lifespan and give you the ability to live a lot more fulfilling life as you grow older. I guarantee you there are a lot of guys out there with heart failure, type 2 diabetes, or bad knees due to being overweight, that wish they spent a little more time on staying in good shape.
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Well I am almost 39 years old, a father of 3 kids, and I have 6 pack abs. Any guy that thinks most women prefer the flabby dad bod to the fit bod is delusional.
    You think maybe you are only saying this because you have a 6pack? Honestly, I don't know. I can't speak for any women in your life, but as a woman, my friends and I have spoken of this, and most of us (all ages, ethnicities, sizes, etc) all say the same thing - the 6 pack is nice to look at, but it's not what reels them in. There is so, so much more to a relationship than whether or not you have a 6pack. So much more.

    It's no wonder you guys say you don't get what goes on in women's heads.

    Honestly we aren't really talking about fitness and health here. We are talking about what women find attractive. Most women I know would much rather find a guy with a decent job, a decent car, a decent sense of humor, certain things in common, and someone that they can take home to mom. 6pack abs usually figure nowhere into that. Do they want a 500 pound slug who can't make it out of the bed to go to the bathroom? No, but just a normal guy is nice. Safe. And at least in my opinion, and the opinions of my friends (and obviously others, if "dadbod" is a trend), normal is just about perfect.
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    Re: What do you think of the dad bod craze?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You think maybe you are only saying this because you have a 6pack? Honestly, I don't know. I can't speak for any women in your life, but as a woman, my friends and I have spoken of this, and most of us (all ages, ethnicities, sizes, etc) all say the same thing - the 6 pack is nice to look at, but it's not what reels them in. There is so, so much more to a relationship than whether or not you have a 6pack. So much more.

    It's no wonder you guys say you don't get what goes on in women's heads.

    Honestly we aren't really talking about fitness and health here. We are talking about what women find attractive. Most women I know would much rather find a guy with a decent job, a decent car, a decent sense of humor, certain things in common, and someone that they can take home to mom. 6pack abs usually figure nowhere into that. Do they want a 500 pound slug who can't make it out of the bed to go to the bathroom? No, but just a normal guy is nice. Safe. And at least in my opinion, and the opinions of my friends (and obviously others, if "dadbod" is a trend), normal is just about perfect.
    You seem to be implying that a guy that has a good diet and keeps himself fit won't have a sense of humor, and is not someone you can take home to mom...

    There are guys with a big gut that are really nice guys and some that are total assholes. There are fit guys that are really nice and some that are total assholes. However, all things being equal I know enough about women to know that they prefer the guy that strong and fit vs the guy that has let himself go. Moreover, that attraction is based in health. Evolution has dictated what physical characteristics we tend to be attracted to and those generally reflect health and vitality. I know that's not all that women care about, it's not all what men care about either when it comes to women, but the poll is about a physical attribute so that is why I pointed out that there are plenty of dads out there that keep themselves in shape. For that matter, there are plenty of granddads out there that keep themselves in shape too.
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