Yi! Today's OPP is from Stephanie:
Yi! I just started dating a guy a few years older than me. He has a great job, makes more money than I do, and is fairly established in life. We always go out to eat and he still expects me to pay half of the check. I don't think that's fair. I think he should pick up more of the check because he can afford it and he picks the restaurant most of the time. That's fair right?
Slacker and Steve both think that this is everyone in the dating world’s argument. They are both old fashioned and when they ask a woman out on a date then they are definitely paying. They both think it is just an awkward conversation to have, especially a girl bringing it up. Slacker thinks that a man living in the world where a man asks a girl to help him pay is so wrong.
Steve thinks that she should just bring it up to him passive aggressively and just tell him she can’t keep up with him and the restaurants he chooses.
We actually lied...this OPP is from a guy named Steven, not a girl named Stephanie. His girlfriend is the one that makes more and he can't afford to wine and dine on her level.
Do you think because one person makes more money than the other that they have to pay the tab? Does the fact it is from a guy talking about his girlfriend change anything for you?
I think that he can help with the tip or something when it comes to eating out. Or don’t eat out and eat at one of your houses. It is all a compromise. If she makes more money, then yes she should pay more, but once in awhile he can help! Or don't dine out.
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