The best advice is to look for the signs while you are dating, to ensure that your man is not an undercover mama’s boy. Look for signs that he is calling his mother when he is not with you. But if your man seems to disappear just to dial his mother, when he knows you are out of ear shot – you can bet he is a mama’s boy. If you know your man isn’t the particularly neat and tidy kind, but his house is impeccable and he doesn’t have a maid – watch out.Dating a mama’s boy is definitely one of the largest trials in a relationship. Might be that he spends his weeknights being tended to by mama, evident by creases in his jeans that he has never sent off to the dry cleaners. Tupperware containers filled with meals labeled by the day of the week could mean something beside OCD. In your relationship, you probably think it’s cute, even sweet that he takes such good care of his mother.” Some can even hold out until the queasiness of pregnancy and childbirth is upon them.But when the big reveal comes…it is insidious and can completely make the ‘other women’ in their life feel manipulated and powerless against the looming power of Mama!These ladies lived through the horrors of dating guys who were WAY too close with their moms and lived to tell the tale. Hidden among a sea of handsome, intelligent and successful men are Diary of a Wimpy Kid boys that cannot make a move without their mama. Broad shoulders, receding hairlines, and the marks of wisdom and maturity.
It is understandable when a girl “gossips” about her relationship with other girls, or a man with his guy group. If you go through his call log, you will notice they have talked several times during the day. Mama’s boy have a bond that when she is not around, he is incomplete! Even when they are old enough to move, they don’t seem to have any plan to moving out soon.
Nosizwe Dlangalala* is just over 30 and has been married to her husband for eight years.
She says when they started dating, she knew he loved his mom but never thought everything would have to be about her, more especially in marriage.
They’re like little toddlers wanting to be emotionally fed by their girlfriends and wives” in her book “The Dating Cure: The Prescription For Ms. Mommy will be burdened doing his laundry, cooking most of his meals and performing an excessive amount of errands or organizing for him.” Women also need to listen to their men to pick up tell-tale mama’s boy clues.
“If he mentions his mother in a way that sounds more like a child than a man, you may have a mama’s boy,” says July.