If he is close with his Momma, he is going to be closer to his baby Momma. I cannot emphasise this enough, how important it is for a guy to be in touch with his sensitive side. Men are very instinctive; a man who is willing to invest in his family is a sign of good genes. I have always preferred men that are tight with their kin personally. My partner had a very sensitive side when it came to family and though I was always fine with it, my girlfriends had other things on their minds. They always said that, ‘he is the kind of guy that would go running to his mother if there was ever an incident between you two, and then he would handle the situation with the outdated dating advice his mother gave him’. I didn’t beat my head around these things once, I call my mother when I am depressed, don’t I?

What if a guy did call a family member if he is upset? Family is the best and most sincere companionship there is. In this list, I will not be talking about the obsessive compulsive psychopaths who refuse to grow out from their mothers’ bosom; men that wouldn’t be able tell a bird and a potato apart.

I am talking about men, real men! If I am going to love and probably marry him, I might as well trust him, because a man can tell right from wrong. Here is list of reasons why I think men that are close with their family make the best boyfriends (husbands). I took a leap of faith five years ago and I don’t regret it a single bit.

1. They already know a lot about relationships

It’s silly in a way, but living with their siblings and parents have already taught them a lot about relationships. Such men know how to comfort their partner in a time of distress. Looking out for people they care about is a part of their being. They are filled with love, care, affection and compassion.

They have had their parents live together all their lives. Even if they were raised by single parents, they were first hand witnesses to their dating life. In both cases, they had something to learn from. Did I mention children are like sponges? Apart from all of that, they have grown up looking out for their siblings and dealing with their emotional drama. Living with five siblings couldn’t possibly be half as difficult as living with your partner.