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Guys are more difficult at the surface, but some of them secretly enjoy it. But if your subject really doesn't want to be there and is only doing it for mom, that is pretty rough.
Bottom line is that you have to make a connection with him, make him comfortable and establish some trust that you aren't going to make him look like a chick in his shots. Keep up the humor so you can get a few laughs out of him. Be ready to shoot right after you just shot, so you can catch a little spontaneity. And as suggested above, see if you can incorporate something he is in to - his guitar, car, football, etc. I've shot quite a few guys and not one of them has ever been displeased with his photos. Once you get rolling and show him a few where he looks pretty cool on your camera's viewer, he will loosen up.