If you were dating someone (say you'd been dating longer than a year) would you be happy paying half towards everything that you did together? for instance going to the cinema, going for meals etc... if he expected you to pay half towards everything despite knowing you were very short of money whilst he had much more disposable income, would you be ok with this?
yes, I would be. But I would point out that I maybe couldn't go out for dinner and other stuff as often as the other person might like as I had less income,.
that said it is nice to be treated occasionally.
If I were the person with more money I would just pay the whole lot.
I wouldn't expect to be paid for - but I would make sure that he knows that I couldn't afford my share. Perhaps you will have to stop going out as much if you can't afford it. If he wants to go out, then he can make the choice to pay for you, but you have to make your situation clear.
Personally I think it's wrong to assume that just because someone else has more money that they should pay for you.
When I say that he just says "ok, we'll leave it" .
At the weekend we went for a meal and afterwards I worked it all out, mine came upto £6 and his came up to £12 yet I was still expected to pay half towards the overall cost.
I don't want to seem like a spoilt diva wanting everything paid for me but I've never been so skint as I am now but it doesn't seem to bother him. He has just bought a £70 xbox game and then some dvds at weekend and then asks me to pay half towards the meal.
just read that he says leave it then...hmm..leave him then.
To be honest I would have said whilst picking my food. I'm a little skint so I am choosing something less expensive than you okay? My food costs £6 and I would only have paid that. It's harder to do that after a meal without sounding tight, but if he knows your situation and shows no consideration he doesn't sound that good a boyfriend!