14/08/2014 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Two Out Of Three Bosses Admit They Are Mummy's Boys

Industry is run by mummy's boys! Highflyers admit they are tied to mum's apron strings

The country's top bosses and top-ranking executives have admitted they are all mummy's boys.

A survey has found that nearly two out of three men in high-flying jobs regard themselves as 'mummy's boys' while only one in five men in working-class professions describe themselves the same way.

Nearly two out of three men who work as chief executives, surgeons, senior civil servants and in other high-flying careers confessed to researchers that they were tied to their mum's apron strings, and that it was their mothers they turned to for guidance and advice.

Adult learning website Love to Learn said the men agreed that a mummy's boy was someone who ran every life decision past his mother (62 per cent), who took her side over everyone else's (39 per cent), who still lived with her (38 per cent), whose mum still did his washing (37 per cent), and cooked his meals (28 per cent).

And while it might be flattering for mums to remain so important in their son's lives, it's not so good for their offspring's romantic liaisons - the survey also found that 41 per cent of females would never date a mummy's boy.

Gill Jackson, Director of Love to Learn, said it was 'heart-warming' that so many men make a big effort to stay close to their mums.

"We believe there is nothing wrong with being a mummy's boy if it means you're a good son and pay attention to your mother," she said.

What do you think? Is your partner a mummy's boy? Would you love your son to be a mummy's boy?