Even though I wouldn't want to mess with how anyone wants to self-identify, I must cheekily confess to having a similar feeling about this as you. Although, I guess there are also people who are into a whole spectrum of sizes for a variety of respective "reasons," which is obviously also valid. And they should get to use any terms they feel are fitting to them. But personally, I do like the thought of the term (F)FA referring somewhat specifically to people who like... more of a generous amount of padding.Being into dad bod guys does not make you an FFA any more that saying Nicki Minaj is hot makes you into BBW.
Yeah, “lumberjack type” is pretty much code for “muscle chub" i.e. a man who is muscular but has some extra padding as well!The other 'gateway' that I used to hear was 'lumberjack type' (implying big, burly, bearded). As far as I could tell it got categorized as 'out of the mainstream a bit, but relatable enough to most to not raise eyebrows'.
It does embody a few traits often associated with masculinity: strength, out-doorsy ruggedness, hairyness, and sheer size. It may not have the status associations that are often looked for in a mate, but I get the feeling that the majority of women can relate to the attraction of at least some of its associated traits.Yeah, “lumberjack type” is pretty much code for “muscle chub" i.e. a man who is muscular but has some extra padding as well!