The 'Dadbag' gives you a dad bod without all that fat
If you weren't aware already, according to research done this year, the "Dad Bod" is the in thing right now.
Apparently, rather than longing for a guy with chiseled and hairless abs, women prefer a bit of a tummy and some love handles to grab onto. It's great news for all us fellas who find it difficult to shed the flab, and who would happily take a beer and a burger over a quinoa salad and kale smoothie.
According to research done by Planet Fitness, in which they interviewed 2,000 American women about their preferences when it comes to men, 70 per cent of women say they prefer a man with a bit of extra timber, and a whopping 78 per cent said that they think men who have a belly are more confident and thus deem them more attractive. Speaking about the results, Jessica Correa from Planet Fitness said:
"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."
This theory of women preferring heavier-set men is also backed up when you look at their searches on the porn website, PornHub. According to the website's search trend, the most lusted body-types in women's searches are "hairy" and "daddy". Corey Price, Pornhub's vice president of operations, said:
"As a society we now champion the concept of body positivity, encouraging everyone to love their own bodies and celebrate what makes them unique – flaws and all."
But what if you can't get a dad bod? What if you're one of those lucky (or unlucky in this case) people who can't put on weight but finds it easy to stay toned and slim. Well, don't worry because there is now a solution for you, and it is absolutely genius. Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the "Dadbag"!
Created by Albert Pukies, the Dadbag is a bum bag that has a printed image of a dad belly on it and gives people the look they desire without the health worries.
Speaking about his reason behind the invention, Pukies said:
"I made the dadbag because I’m desperate to have dad bod but I’m also very concerned about the health risks associated with it. The solution is quite simple, a bumbag with a proper dad belly printed on it. Now I can put on a dad bod whenever I feel like it and even store my valuables in it."
The bag currently isn't available to purchase, due to Pukies not having the money to roll it out into mass production. However, the inventor has said that he is "on the lookout for partners and manufacturers to hopefully go into mass production soon," and has posted the range of different bellies that he would like to produce.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the 'Dadbag'? Would you buy one? I mean, while I appreciate the design, it would be pretty weird to see a load of guys walking around with fake bellies hanging out.