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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 09:08 PM
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Re: Ladies, may I ask for the truth about the dad bod?

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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 12:54 AM
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I'm attracted to men who are fit, it's just how it is. That being said, I'm not going to totally rule someone out because they weigh an extra 15-20 pounds. My ex-husband was a twig when we were together (teenagers). He bulked up over the years and to be quite honest I found him extremely attractive, he's gained weight over the more recent years (20 pounds maybe) and the attraction dwindled with it. If I liked him as a person I still would, the physical would just be less.
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Just have moves like this, your body to the ladies will not matter ...

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I care more about a man's personality than his body type. My fiancé is packing between 60-80 extra pounds and it really doesn't bother me except that I worry about his health. My ex husband was packing over 100 extra pounds most of our marriage and once again my main concern was his health. And in fact when he finally jumped on the fitness wagon and managed to drop below his target weight, he turned into a total creep and then left me for a younger woman.
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Honestly, the whole dad bod thing is a crock of ship ... Some of the reasons I have read for it actually have nothing to do with a female being attracted to that type of body, but instead has more to do with female insecurities. The first I have read is that a guy with a dad bod isn't obsessed with his looks and will more likely spend time focusing on you and not himself. So, for the handful of guys who may obsess over their body, somehow this gets extrapolated to any guy who does not have a dad bod

The second reason is that a guy with a dad bod is more likely to stay faithful to you. Gotta love the irony with this one. The premise is that a guy with a dad bod will be less attractive to most females, so he will have fewer opportunities to stray. So you tell guys that dad bods make them attractive, but only because it makes them less attractive to everyone else lol.
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Honestly, the whole dad bod thing is a crock of ship ... Some of the reasons I have read for it actually have nothing to do with a female being attracted to that type of body, but instead has more to do with female insecurities. The first I have read is that a guy with a dad bod isn't obsessed with his looks and will more likely spend time focusing on you and not himself. So, for the handful of guys who may obsess over their body, somehow this gets extrapolated to any guy who does not have a dad bod

The second reason is that a guy with a dad bod is more likely to stay faithful to you. Gotta love the irony with this one. The premise is that a guy with a dad bod will be less attractive to most females, so he will have fewer opportunities to stray. So you tell guys that dad bods make them attractive, but only because it makes them less attractive to everyone else lol.
Well this thread has been very instructive. First I learned a definition for "dad bod" Average but not chiseled. So from this day Forward I will never have to worry about having a dad bod (even though I'm a dad). First I'll never be average. Second Due to my very long career in wood working, I've been chiseled more than once. I can't argue with the self absorption and more faithful arguments. (I've used both of those arguments way to often when referring to the fairer gender).

In fact I was feeling very safe and comfortable in my unattractive (but chisled) status up until Ellis put his last little dig in. Now I'm attractive because I'm unattractive. ::: Damn:::
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A fit body always grows old, but emotional maturity does not. I don't notice a few extra pounds if the man's confident in himself comes across as kindness that is based in inner strength.
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Re: Ladies, may I ask for the truth about the dad bod?

I never cared what body I had as long as I was attractive to my wife. Now that I am REALLY down in weight, my entire shape has changed. To my delight, I have a body like my grandfather's. He had the "inverted triangle" upper body. Mine is just becoming apparent. He had muscular legs and a trim waist. My legs are really muscular, and I am seeing a 32" waist (I have NEVER had a pants size this small). Best yet, it has spurred us on to much more sexual activity. (My wife was/is the hotter of us two, and now I keep up with her)
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I found it a lot of fun reading this thread. Totally agree with people here saying that being confident is much more important than being fit. Of course it helps if you have both but I always believe a girl is more attracted to a confident man!
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