10 Reasons Why Dating a Mama's Boy is Better Than a Player

No luck with the tall dark and handsome, how about the opposite?

By Aey
10 Reasons Why Dating a Mama's Boy is Better Than a Player

The chance of getting heartbroken by a player

Ever been in a toxic relationship that you regretted almost immediately after the break-up? Have you ever been outwitted by a player so bad you swore never to end up in the same situation, but you ended up mirroring the same relationship? Or have you trusted a playboy over and over again, but gained nothing but heartbreaks. Well, we have all been there! While the dashing prince charming will temporarily give you refuge in his arms, it will last till he finds another prey.

Characteristics of a Mama Boy

While your everyday player won't care about his family, our mama's boy will be calling his family every single day. He will never be disrespectful to his loved ones and will try his best to make them proud. Despite all the good aspects of dating a mama’s boy, some of his characteristics might freak you out. As scary as it may sound, a mama's boy will discuss almost anything before coming to a conclusion, even if it's about you! But one thing can be guaranteed, it’s his respectful behavior and emotional expressiveness towards you.

10 Reasons Why Dating a Mama's Boy is Better than a Player

We know that by now you are confused about picking the mama’s boy over the player, but let us make it a little easier for you. Given below are ten reasons why dating a mama's boy is better than a player:

1. He is emotionally expressive

Unlike a player, a mama’s boy will never hold back his feelings. He won’t think of emotional vulnerability as something that will hurt his masculine ego and will make you feel emotionally connected every day. This is evidently observed because a mama’s boy has had his life revolving around a woman he loved and thus, he will appreciate another woman who is equally important to him. He will not hesitate in telling you that you are beautiful and valuable to him.

2. The relationship with him is more than just a physical connection

Although we have seen the "ultra-masculine" nature of playboys revolving around physical intimacy only, we still end up being in a relationship with them. A mama's boy will not merely rely on the curves of your body or the calories that you’ve lost. For him, you are a human first, and you need to be respected. He will accept you even when you are a little out of shape and pamper you with love.

3. He is chivalrous and respectful

A mama's boy will go the extra mile to make you feel happy. He knows how to treat you like a lady and make you feel respected. He is taught the ways to respect women, and he will always keep a check on them. These ingrained values in his personality will also make your relationship stronger and understanding. He will show small acts of chivalry, like bringing your flowers, or opening the door for you, and who wouldn’t want such a partner? So, picking this sweet person will make you feel special every day with cute efforts, your playboy will never care to do.

4. He is very comfortable around women

Living his life around his mother and sisters, he will know what a woman feels and how to react to such feelings. He can effortlessly and inherently be natural around you, which in turn will make you feel comfortable too. It is a perfect reason to date a mama's boy because a typical player will make the situation awkward and quite obviously uncomfortable. The stiffness is a play boy's personality that will make it hard for the two of you to bond and stick together comfortably.

5. He knows that women can be stronger and decisive

Have you ever been stuck in a situation where you and your partner needed a solution, but the decision was mainly in the guy's court? Yeah, that's our everyday toxic relationship. However, being raised by an active mom, our mama's boy will know that women can make decisions too. He will appreciate your independence and allow you to make decisions with him. He will know that this won't make him any less of a man, and that's important in a relationship. Moreover, he will also make sure that you don't adhere to the stated rules; in fact, he will allow you to create them or even change them.

6. He treasures long term relationship

For a mama's boy, a long term relationship means a lot. He will never just love you for a couple of days and then move on to another chic girl. He will love you with all his heart and put in all his effort for a long term relationship. A relationship with such a caring person will result in an unbreakable bond between the two of you.

7. He will appreciate you the way you are

Many men are very conscious about the appearance of their women. In some cases, they’re even more concerned than the women themselves. A true gentleman will never ask you to be perfect every hour of the day. In fact, he will love you when you are in your pajamas. He will appreciate you even in a messy bun, and he won't change his partner just because of the way they look.

8. He will be more considerate during that time of the month

Periods, pain and cramps. Let us agree that we all feel fussy at this time of the month. While "Mr. Toughness" won't lend an ear to your whining, a mama's boy will be next to you throughout the PMS. He will pamper you, comfort you and make you feel a princess when you are on your periods. On the contrary, a playboy will never adore you; in fact, he might link your mood swings with PMS and literally blame you for it.

9. He realizes how hard it is to be a mom

Having spent a long span of his life around his family, he will know the real struggles of being a mom. He knows it is a huge responsibility, and he will never blame you for anything. He will treat you like an independent woman, and he will never become an obstacle in your career. A mama's boy will also save the mommy from being upset or pressurized. Lastly, he will never let you choose between children and work; in fact, he will pave the way for you.

10. He will turn out to be a responsible dad

Not only will he respect you as the mother to his children, but he will also turn out to be a responsible father. He will also help you with household chores and make sure you get some rest as well. Having lived in a family household, he will also be a supportive father and a responsible father. He will also be willing to sacrifice anything for his family and work next to you to make both ends meet.        

Danger Signs that a Mama's Boy is Too into Mama's World

Everything has its pros and cons. Although a mama’s boy is the ultimate “husband goals”, you need to know some of the main struggles of dating a mama’s boy:

1. Your relationship is never private

One of the efforts of dating a mama's boy is that your relationship is never between the two of you. Being habitual of the family discussions, he will always share your personal information with his mother. Let it be a recent fight or your dinner date last night, his mother will always have a say in everything. Such men often turn out to be less independent and stubborn. His mother’s opinion matters the most and she can state the “Dos” and “Don’t” of your relationship. Thus, frequent interference can be a hindering block to your otherwise beautiful relationship.

2. Mommy sets the standard

You may put all your energy into his favorite dish, but it doesn't taste like his mom's one. There is always something that needs to be adapted to the ways his mama does it. Not only is this extremely annoying, but also very cumbersome. You spend more time meeting standards to be the ideal wife and less time in maintaining a healthy relationship. Moreover, even if you succeed, by some miracle, in attaining the "idealistic tag", the never-ending expectations can put a lot of pressure on you.

3. He is somewhat spoiled

If your boyfriend is a mama's boy, the chances are that he still lives with his family. This lifestyle can make any child spoiled and lazy. Because mama does the dishes, food, groceries and even tidy up his room. All this can make your partner a little dependent, and he might make frequent comparisons of you with his mother. Nonetheless, you don't even know if his mom is still paying his phone bill or room's rent. You never know, and obviously, you are too shy to ask.

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Although we precisely summed up the reasons why you should be dating a mama's boy, you must also look out for the ones who are solely dependent on their mother. While moderate affection for his family can be heartwarming and adorable, a lot of interference can make your life hard.