My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

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Riggerjack
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Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Post by Riggerjack » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:44 pm

make do with sex life based on looping videos featuring close-ups on biceps of 1970s guitarists.
sometimes your imagery makes me laugh, and sometimes I'm just confused. This one left me confused. So i googled 70s guitarist, got pics of Frampton, Bowie, Satriani. All guys that look like addicts.

I feel like there is a joke here that I am missing...

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Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:52 pm

@Felipe:

I am curious about how you enact/maintain the practice of covering expenses with 70-30 split? I was thinking that my perspective is kind of warped by the fact that I have only ever dated boys/young men under the age of 25 who had very little money before my marriage, and then mostly middle-aged or older men with much more money than me since my divorce. Do you do something like pick up the bill for the first two dates and then wait for her to suggest/offer something, or what?

@Riggerjack:

I was born in Detroit in 1965.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo_JIcpQmwQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fit99l6kHyA

( Hangs head in shame. )

Too young and not playing guitar. But, mmmm yummy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD8zT-y0_f0

Local favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53F-TxE1BEU

You asked. I could go on and on...

Felipe
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Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Post by Felipe » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:08 pm

In practice, I make most of the plans so I pay since I invite. I drive once we're together, girls tend to cook me food when I'm there (sometimes we'll go to the grocery store and they'll pay since it's their groceries) or they'll bring something when they come over. Most meals are prepared at home so whoever paid for gas/car depreciation to travel has no rent and a lower grocery cost. No money ever changes hands directly.

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Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:29 pm

@Felipe:

Gotcha. I never live by myself, and I don't currently own a car, so anybody who wants to date me pretty much has to come pick me up and feed me at his place or a restaurant. My BF makes me cook sometimes, but he buys the ingredients, and he usually pays for anything else I might want to pick up at the store while we are there, or he will insist on buying me a bag of coffee on sale too, stuff like that. Since most guys I have dated have been like this, I have kind of gotten used to it, and I would note for the record that I hardly ever want to buy anything, and I am always like "Oh, thank you so much for taking me to the theater.", kiss on the cheek.

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