Men out there, it looks like you don’t have to worry about hitting the gym to get a six-pack. Last year a Planet Fitness survey found that women were totally into dad bods, and it turns out things haven’t changed in the past year.
Overall, the newPlanet Fitness survey finds that 21% of adult men, or 25.1-million, self-identify as having a dad bod, which is up from 21.5-million last year. What’s more, most are proud of their dad bod, with 70% of people saying they are more universally accepted, while 62% of men saying having one has improved their lives because they are less concerned about their appearance (43%), they are more accepting of themselves (42%) and more confident (25%).
And it doesn’t hurt that women seem to be into them. According to the poll, women find men with dad bods more attractive (67%) and sexy (62%). Plus, 65% of women say they’d rather have a hubby with a dad bod than a six-pack.
Along those lines, 70% of women believe men with dad bods have happier marriages, while 83% of gals say it shows a sign of true confidence. Gals also think those dad bods make their men make an amazing father (46%), a provider (40%) and a fantastic partner (39%).