The Challenges of Dating a Mama’s Boy

Relationship Tips for Girls


A mother’s boy (also mummy’s boy or mama’s boy), is a man who is excessively attached to his mother at an age when men are expected to be independent. Here are a few signs of a mama’s boy type:

  • He can’t survive unless someone is around all the time. This type of guy always needs attention on himself. Whatever he does, he needs someone to help him, assist him, or simply be around.
  • Usually, he relies in his household chores on his parents, and heads over there a few times a week for a square meal. Don’t be surprised to see his mom in his home, she probably comes over once in a while to clean his apartment.
  • He speaks with his mother many times during the day and never fails to exchange messages with her via social media… you can clearly see that he loves it.
  • He never makes a decision without consulting with his mother.
  • One thing he is sure about is that his mom can’t do anything wrong. He always takes her side, no matter what she suggests.
  • Though he has his own place, he still keeps his room in his mother’s home and finds reasons to visit his mother’s home pretty often.
  • His mom is all-knowing. She always knows about everything, including the details of your relationship with him, especially about every single time when you hurt his feelings.
  • When his mother is around, he kind of goes back to being a child.
  • He expects you to be like his mother. His mom is the “acme of perfection”, so he measures all women against her.
  • He’s pretty spoiled and he takes advantage of it. He takes everything he needs out of his mom. You don’t know whether he pays his bills on his own or his mom does this, and you’re afraid to ask.
  • He is okay with his mother being around all the time and even if she shows up unannounced.
  • His mother tends to manage your behavior and decisions every time she gets a chance to do this.
  • If you and your boyfriend have done something silly and it has come up, his mother will always find reasons to justify her boy and make you responsible for the whole situation.

It is good to keep these tips in mind when you are about to start dating a man who has some of these qualities. In fact, hundreds of couples have been through these challenges and found ways to deal with them. It is up to you to decide what kind of relationship you want to build, so be yourself and do what you think is right.

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  1. Hi Rina,
    a woman I knew years ago told me:
    > ‘Women are always one step ahead my dear. We have to be.’
    > When her daughter got married, she said to her daughter’s new husband ‘OK Bob, tell me all your mother-in-law jokes.’ She admitted to me that she did this to get in early and take control (she was a very dominant woman).


    • Oh, yes, this happens! I have met a few mothers like this woman. Whoa! I am sorry for their boys, it is nearly impossible for them to ever escape from such mothers. The young girls who fall in love with Mama’s boys often face double challenges. Sometimes they cannot identify the problem right away, and then… it is too late. The other thing which often turns into a problem for the girl is the fact that her young man turns out to be quite narcissistic. Uh-huh, with such a load of problems to solve the happiest girls are often the ones who prefer not to hurry with marriage! 😉

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