The study claims that 23 million men in the United States claim to have a dad bod – 71 percent of whom believe it is universally accepted.

But other reports estimate higher. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that 32 percent of American men age 20 to 34 are overweight, 40 percent of 35 to 44-year-olds, and 41 percent of 45 to 54-year-old men. That means there are almost 28 million dad bods in the U.S.

A “dad bod” is considered a balance between someone who works out but isn’t exactly counting calories with weekend social activities keeping their bodies at a relative median. And that’s what women want: research found that they didn’t just find it attractive, but 62 percent said they thought the dad bod was sexy, a 10 percent rise compared to 2018.