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Don’t Be a Mammoni!
Not sure what “mammoni” are? It’s bad news for Italian guys, but great news for you.
Italian men are mama’s boys, and that’s not some kind of urban legend – it’s an absolute fact. And what’s worse is that many of these men are in their late 30s or 40s, and still living with their parents.
In fact, up to 73.6% of Italian men aged 18 – 34 live with their parents on a full-time basis. This is in direct contrast to Italian women, who move out by age 22.
It’s such a common practice in Italian culture for grown-ass men to continue living at home that they had to come up with the term “Mammoni” to describe it!
The thing is though, while you might find this odd, it’s completely normal by Italian standards. Most Italian moms are completely fine with their rapidly-aging sons living with them until they get married.
It’s normal for us. Why he gotta move out? There is no reason for him to move out. If he wants to, he is welcome to move out, but then I am going to worry about what he is going to eat, clean. I am going to worry. Gina Pairulli – Italian Mother of a Mammoni
Some of these men use furthering their education as an excuse for their “failure to launch”. But when you look at this more closely you’ll see that many of them only sit one exam per year, taking an average of 10 years to graduate from a college or university!
Yes, an entire decade used up to earn a single qualification.
There are even nicknames for these men, including fannulloni (do nothings), mammonis (overgrown kids), and even bamboccioni (big babies).
But here’s the snag – Italian guys, when asked, will always say they can’t find a woman who compares to their mama. They set impossible standards that no regular Italian girl can ever meet. They basically expect a future girlfriend or wife to mother them from dawn to dusk each day…which is the last thing any Italian woman (or any woman) wants.