John Hamm, Seth Rogen and Leonardo Dicaprio


According to the Urban Dictionary, the Internet’s pre-eminent authority on new vernacular, a Dad Bod is:

“…a male body type that is best described as “softly round.” It’s built upon the theory that once a man has found a mate and fathered a child, he doesn’t need to worry about maintaining a sculpted physique.”*

Although some of us have possessed this body type prior to having children, for some reason, it’s now acceptable. It could be due to the recent social felony of fat-shaming, or maybe just because “hot guys” are just as hot whether they are lean and chiseled or soft and pudgy.


Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn has long been a proud wearer of the “Dad Bod”


*Dad bod. (n.d.). Retrieved from bod