First the Man Bun, Now the Dad Bod, When Will It End?


There is a new trend out there known as the dad bod. You know, the Leonardo Dicaprio look with the beer belly hanging out. The dad bod has been said to be a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. But I don’t think there is anything nice about it. Needless to say, I am not a fan of the dad bod.

Adam Sandler & Leo Dicaprio. Courtesy of

Adam Sandler & Leo Dicaprio. Courtesy of

GQ had an article about how women love the dad bod. They also said that the beach bod is out. What?! I would think more women would LIKE the beach bod look, especially after the success of Magic Mike. Some of my friends have admitted to liking dad bod look, but I find it sloppy. It just makes the man look lazy. Every time I think of the dad bod I think of Leo with his nasty man bun running around on the beach. Or of course Will Ferrell’s classic Frank the Tank streaking scene from Old School.

Other male celebrities are also known for having the dad bod. They include Seth Rogan, Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Vince Vaughn and Simon Cowell. Even Chris Pratt used to have a dad bod. So I would bet that if I asked women which Chris Pratt they prefer, the dad bod one or the fit and trim one, probably 99 percent of women would pick the fit and trim one.

Who wants a guy who doesn’t strive to look good? Women work so hard to have a fit beach body, why shouldn’t men? I don’t want a super muscular man, but I also don’t want a guy in his 30s running around on the beach with a gut. I understand that older men may rock the dad bod more because of their age (hence the name), but no guy in their 20s or 30s should be looking like this. I just do not find the dad bod sexy at all and I hope this trend comes to an end soon.


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