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“Dad bod” craze is sweeping the Internet

What in tarnation is “dad bod,” you ask? According to Mackenzie Pearson, a Clemson University student who wrote an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon on the school newspaper’s website, “the dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out.” Still not clear? She goes into further detail, asserting that “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.'” Still unsure what she’s talking about. OK, there are a couple photos of guys with dad bods for you to ogle below. Hopefully, that will help bring the concept into clear focus. And there are some critics who can’t get on the dad bod bandwagon because there is no “mom bod type.” One critic put it this way: “Pop culture has always dictated women must maintain a perfect figure while men are allowed to fudge a bit.”

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Read the full story at The Huffington Post U.K.

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