Difference between dating and serious relationship
These guys play on their terms, not yours and are a total waste of time to any woman trying to forge something real and lasting.
It’s like trying to teach a fish to ride a bicycle. Women expect their relationships to be transcendent.
I know you say most men are marriage-minded underneath but they seem much less interested in getting into a stable, committed relationship than women do, and seem to drag their heels.In essence, your guy has become his mom's pseudo-husband, and consciously or unconsciously, he likes the importance of this role.