'Dad Bods' Preferred by Women, According to New Survey

Seth Rogan in Bad Neighbours is peak dad bod. Credit Universal

Seth Rogan in Bad Neighbours is peak dad bod. Credit Universal

Since the term first came on the scene in 2015, mostly in part due to a viral piece written by a college student for The Odyssey, we've all come to know and appreciate a dad bod or two.

According to a new study commissioned by Planet Fitness, 80% of men that say they have a dad bod also say that they're very happy with their physique.

"Our survey results show the majority of people think positively about dad bods, and men who identify as having them are proud of who they are".

The survey said the consensus was that the dad bod "exudes more sexiness and confidence now than ever before".

Almost four in five women said men with "dad bods" were a sign that the man was comfortable in his own skin - signifying that confidence, not muscles, was the main attractive quality for many.

Not only does it seem like men are more comfortable with the "dad bod", but more people say it's an attractive look.

The more favorable view of the dad bod also comes with a rise in body positivity - almost 80% of men with a dad bod say they are happy with their figure.