I just got back from my first vacation with my boyfriend. After the trip, my boyfriend wanted us to split the cost 50:50( even every little thing we bought, like bottled water at the airport or a $3.17 Musubi). Everything needs to be precisely like if on the bill he didn’t eat that food, he won’t share, or if on the bill I don’t drink coffee, he will minus it for me .
He has a full-time job, while I am a full-time student with a part-time job. He thinks it’s fair to split everything 50:50, but I don’t agree. I believe we should still share expenses, but not necessarily split them exactly in half.
For example, if I paid for the airfare, he could pay for the hotel, or if he bought food, I could pay for the drinks. I feel like splitting everything 50:50 is more like a friendship than a romantic relationship. What do you guys think? Do you think my boyfriend’s approach is fair?
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