Sharing dating expenses
Any pair of people who spend a lot of time together have to make a decision about finances, but it becomes even more difficult when there’s romance involved. If you volunteer information about your ,000 windfall, your SO may expect you to pick up the check a lot more often.
You pay for things all the time and I don’t want you thinking that’s a thing you need to do as a man. Secondly, you pay for things because you like me and want me to be happy, so I’m doing the same for you.” How can you fight over that?
“A date is usually the first time a couple talks about money, but it shouldn’t be the last,” said Jon Bittner, founder and CEO of Splitwise, an app that keeps track of who’s paying for what, sending you reminder emails about your balance at the end of every month.
Because really, in a relationship, while you still have to maintain a level of independence, it’s about teamwork and supporting each other.
Basically the tradition of the male being expected to pick up the tab started way back in the 1920’s when dating became common because few women had high paying jobs or any jobs at all relative to their male counterparts.
Nowadays, circumstances have changed, yet the tradition has been carried on by many. An older Elle/MSNBC dating survey on paying for dates found that: These findings illustrate a point that many men have known for years – we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t.
If someone's eating opposite Amazing Me, shouldn't she or he pay for the privilege?
After all, I'm entertaining and cute and if you let me order dessert there may be some smooching in your future.