I just dont get it, if a guy is a mommy's boy, some women frown upon it and possibly see the mother of the guy as a threat. The term connotates a negative feeling of being tied to your mom's apron strings. While strictly not a mother's boy, I know that my mom and I had a very close relationship that at one point, that I used to plan on taking care of her in her old age. When I broached the discussion to my cousin, he asked me what my reaction would be if my significant other were to oppose it?
On the other hand, almost all girls in America, particularly those from the upper crust strata wear the term "Daddy's girl" with a badge of honor. And while some men may be threatened by the thoughts of their teenage daughters going on dates, or even offering to escort them (ok, I have never heard of that), society, I would think would applaud the concept of a woman being doted on by her father, while frowning on a man being catered to by his mother.
Why is that?