My boyfriend got mad that I only spent $20 on him for a date
I (24f) went on a date with my bf (24m) recently in celebration of our 1 year anniversary.
Money has been running tight recently since my bf was fired from his job recently. I knew he was really upset about the whole situation so I wanted to cheer him up, and I thought taking him out to dinner for our 1 year anniversary (which was coming up) was the perfect way to do so.
I took my boyfriend to one of my favorite restaurants from my childhood. It wasn’t a high end restaurant because I make like 1/3 of what he used to make but nevertheless he loved the interior design of the restaurant and the food.
We were having a great time until the waitress came and told us our combined bill was going to be a little under $45. My bf looked at me weirdly but I thought I imagined it so I ignored him and paid the bill. After the waitress left to get a box for our takeouts he turned to me and asked, “So that’s how much you value our relationship after one whole year of being together?” I was confused and he said, “you only spent $40 dollars on our one year anniversary date.”
I asked “What’s wrong with that? And plus the prices were printed on the menu.”
He said, “You were supposed to pay. Why would I have looked at the prices? And every time we went out I always spend hundreds of dollars on you.” I didn’t respond because I didn’t want to cause a scene and he raised his voice and said, “I see how it is. I’m only worth $20 dollars to you.”
Then he left the table and told me I can go home myself. I feel really bad and I apologized many times but he’s still mad at me (understandably) and things have been awkward.