The reason why the love between a mother and her son is so powerful is because it’s often unconditional. No matter how many times he messes up, she will be there to clean his mess. She will be there with a hug and with love. So for many of the men with this kind of relationship with their mother, when it’s time to date, they look for a woman like their mother. As in a woman that will be with them no matter how much they mess up. They see women with big hearts and big capacity to love and hope that the love will excuse all of their foolishness.
That’s what many men expect. A woman like Mom, who will baby them and coddle them and not force them to be accountable for their bad decisions.