Kristin Anderson says fatherhood makes a man at least 200% more attractive.
I married an adorable little 20-year-old BOY. I am now married to asuper-hot 30-year-old MAN.
My husband is at least 200% hotter than the day I met him. I know that’s partly because when we met he had a mustache, but the biggest reason for the dramatic hotness increase is because since I’ve known him, he’s become a dad.
Becoming a dad is the most attractive thing my husband has ever done.
Here are a few ways in which being a dad has made him immensely more attractive:
We’ll start with the obvious. Which is more fun to look at? Guy standing there doing nothing or guy standing there with a newborn baby? Baby wins every time. Since becoming a father he has held my babies every day. That’s hot because it give me a few moments to notice something besides my kids’ runny noses and stinky diapers. And luckily I don’t have to look far.
Being a dad made him more sensitive. I love witnessing my husband interact with our 4-year-old daughter. He has learned that girls are not like boys… not only do you need to watch what you say, but how you say it. He just gets it now, which is hot.
He’s proud of his kids. You know how people are always saying that pregnant women have a glow? Well so do dads! That fatherly glow of pride when his kids do something marvelous is hot. He doesn’t even know he’s doing it; it’s just simple biology. He likes seeing that his genes succeed in our kids, and as the co-creator I like seeing his enthusiasm for those genes, which gives me enthusiasm for his jeans. Simple biology. A recent study agrees with me.
He takes better care of himself. Gone are the days of frozen burritos, Hamburger Helper, and gnarly skateboard wrecks. He is eating his vegetables happily and setting an example for his children about how to eat and how to care for his body. And it’s paying off beautifully!
He is a man now. He doesn’t shy away from responsibility, he’s not afraid of work and he walks with purpose. I didn’t know this when we met at 19 but I do now, having a solid provider is hot! Magazines like GQ mostly focus on looks, but if they ever did a scratch-n-sniff cover, I bet it would smell a lot like my husband when he comes home after a 105 degree day of working on a farm.
Since becoming a Dad he got all those distinguished wrinkles from living a FULL life. He has spent countless hours laughing with his family, working in the hot sun, being up with babies in the night and his face is beginning to show the evidence of a happy life.
He has more love in his life. He carries the love of his children and wife everywhere he goes. Shoulders back, chin up. He walks with the confidence of a man who knows he’s immeasurably loved. He treats everyone he meets with respect and patience. He’s mature and his maturity is hot.
I know that not all men get hotter once they become dads but I’m a firm believer that if done right, fatherhood will make you at least 200% more attractive (to your wife at least).