I immigrated here 10 years ago, and I must say that I totally agree with you.
However, if you have no trouble with his mama then by all means go right ahead and move forward with the relationship. When an Italian guy gets something in his head, you are not going to change his mind.
Try to look at "Everybody Loves Raymond" and see the relationship between Ray and his mama and how it affects his wife Deb. In fact no one will change his mind, well except maybe his mama!
Some Italian men are so stubborn that they will not even budge on the meaning of a word if you show them the dictionary definition.
And I was thinking: life is way too short to be unhappy and way too long if you are alone when you don't want to be.
And I was thinking: life is way too short to be unhappy and way too long if you are alone when you don't want to be. Before I was an equal opportunity dater, I only liked light-skinned brothers who looked like Al B. Then I moved on to chocolate men that resembled Taye Diggs.