Connecticut is One of the Least ‘Dad’ States in America
When you think of what makes a dad, a dad, what come to mind?
Is it grilling? Working on the car? Dad Jokes? Fixing things? Practical shoes or a catch in the backyard? No matter what your answer, there are some qualities and some funny characteristics that spring to mind when we hear the word dad.
That's why Zippia set out to find the "Daddest" States in America. They examined Internet analytics in each state using contributing factors like:
- BBQ Obsession
- Interest in New Balance sneakers
- Popularity of dad jokes
- How much money dads spend on their kids each year.
They mixed all that in a bag and determined the "Daddest" State in the U.S., Iowa. Iowa was followed by Nebraska and Missouri.
How did CT do? If you think being one of the "Daddest" States is a good thing, we biffed it, we biffed it big. The Nutmeg State is the 44th "Daddest" State in America.
As for our neighbors, New York was 27 and New Jersey was 30.
When I think of Dads, of course I think of mine but I also think of Clarke Griswold from the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. Clarke tried so hard, embarrassed himself, embarrassed his family and was blamed for everything but he loved his family.
I think that is what being a Dad is about, trying as hard as you can to make your family happy and knowing it may not always work out. If you are there, and you are trying the kids notice and appreciate it. They are also going to laugh at you when you get hurt, it's part of being a Dad.
Happy Father's Day to my Dad who is as "dad" as a dad can be, and Happy Father's Day to all you other Dads out there. We are trying, that has to count for something.
P.S. Good news, the "Dad Bod" has never been more popular. Planet Fitness ran a new poll and nearly 70% of the women participating say the "Dad Bod" is a sexy look.