To make this brief,
I (26M) and my GF (28F) are planning on moving in together. She owns a home and because of her work, it would be logistically easier to move in with her than for her to move in with me (my work can be done anywhere)
During our discussions, we were discussing the arrangements for financial contributions as well as domestic contributions (chores, cooking, etc.) everything was going well until she mentioned that she wanted me to pay $1,000.00/mo in rent.
She owns the home without a mortgage so there is no need for any type of rent in the first place.
Aside from that, I also mentioned how I also fully own a home, also no mortgage as I’ve worked since 15 to buy one without a loan. I told her it would be financially irresponsible of me to pay rent to her to live there when I could just stay in my home rent-free.
I also stated how I didn’t want to mix our relationship with a landlord/tenant relationship as that can end ugly.
She and her family are now under the impression I’m a gold digger and trying to use her for her money (we make roughly the same amount yearly). I think I may be the AH for how I said it, but I think my overall points stand.
What do y’all think?