Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dealbreaker: Momma's Boy

Now, we all want a guy that treats his mom with respect, because there are tons of issues with guys that have bad relationships with their mom's, but one thing you do not want is a Momma's Boy!

What exactly is a Momma's Boy?

He may or may not still live at home, but regardless, he talks to his mom every day, he doesn't make a decision without consulting her first. He says "my mom this" and "my mom that" in every other sentence, usually paired with "my mom's cooking is better than yours" or "I never learned how to do laundry because my mom always did it."

Why you should stay away from him?

You'll never be good enough. You'll always live in the mom's shadow. And not only will you never be good enough in his eyes, you'll also never be good enough in her eyes. These men are usually the ones with the insufferable mother-in-laws. Besides, do you want to be a woman who is loved and protected by her man, or a mother to both him and your future kids?

Just to reiterate, you want a man that loves and respects his mother, just not one bordering on an Oedipus Complex!

"Oedipus and the Sphinx" by Gustave Moreau
"Momma's Boy" on NBC

Is anyone else noticing this is the second deal breaker that had it's own reality TV show (see Basement Dwellers)? If some writer/producer thought these people were so pathetic they deserved their own reality TV show, then you should not be dating them!


RAP said...

Ridiculous. Def. deal breaker. It's ok to be friends but not besties and first off he can't be putting her first over you.

Martha's Menagerie said...

Ick! Definite deal breaker!

Viva La Fashion said...

that cartoon is funny and just a little awkward. :)

Anonymous said...

That pic of the mom pulling her son by the umbilical cord is a little graphic at first glance, thought she was pulling something else. RE

SJP said...

Hahaha! RE, that cracks me up! You are right! And yes, just a little awkward! :)