Working girlfriend, studying boyfriend. Any other couples like this? Who pays on dates?
I don’t earn much (fresh grad’s pay) and my studying boyfriend has some side income (not much either). I prefer eating cheaper food and am satisfied with it.
On the other hand, he has preference for expensive, quality food. We planned to pay 50-50, although sometimes I do pay slightly more since I am a working adult and I have very high ego, don’t like to feel like I owe people .
Truth to be told, I’m a little envious of other couples where guys buy/plan something for their girlfriends. Even a Teddy bear or a cheap bouquet of flowers from the supermarket would be nice.
I might have been projecting this need on him by buying random gifts for him and helping to pay for more on dates. Just disheartened when he just sits there waiting for me to pay and doesn’t offer to pay instead.
My mother has been asking me why my boyfriend does not seem to take care of me and I always end up paying for more things. I told her that he is studying but she said we can always eat cheaper.
So just need to know what other similar couples do. Where one is studying and one is a working adult. Or any advice?