Woman disgusted after boyfriend sends her ‘invoice’ for romantic trip away
A woman has asked for advice online after her date sent her an invoice for their first trip away together.
We’ve all been there, you’ve been dating for a few months and decide to take things a step further and plan a romantic getaway.
Spending time together in close proximity can teach you a lot about the person you’re dating – as this woman found out.
Posting on Reddit, user BlueMahoon admitted that her boyfriends actions before their holiday had turned her off, reports Tyla.
She explained: "We've been dating for a few months, exclusively together for three weeks and this is our first weekend away together."
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She continued: “We're just going to a nearby town (one hour travel time), staying in an Airbnb and visiting one tourist attraction.
“Not an extravagant trip by any means."
However, it seems cracks were appearing before they went away as he asked her what would happen if they broke up before the trip went ahead.
She noted: “I found this to be a huge mood killer given we are in the honeymoon phase of our relationship.
“A few days later I messaged him to suggest a restaurant I thought we could visit on the trip, and he said ‘very nice but super expensive as well’ and suggested we got takeaways instead. "
Eventually, the bloke sent her a message explaining how he’d “broken down the cost of the weekend” so that he could book the Airbnb, transport and attraction tickets.
She added: “He'd attached a spreadsheet with our names in it, literally breaking down the cost of everything to the cent, with the final add up of everything telling me I owed him $167.99 [£122.54].
"I'm not tight with money at all, and would happily have just given him $200 to cover my share of the weekend (or booked some things each and let it all balance out) without the need to quibble over minor costs like this.
"My boyfriend and I are both in professional jobs on decent salaries, so money is not tight.
“Since the beginning, I have insisted on always going halves on any dates etc so there is no cause for tension there."
The woman added: "He's an accountant so I get that he kinda does spreadsheets for a living, but this has ruined the vibe of the weekend for me.”
When asked for advice, many agreed with her that the message was odd.
One person said: "I think I would talk to him about this but you're not wrong for being turned off by this.
"I think the red flags for him being kind of a cheapskate is asking 'what if we break up before' (implying the loss of money will be more important than the loss of relationship?) and then talking you out of a nice restaurant."
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While another added: "When I read that he wanted takeout instead of going to a nice restaurant on your first romantic weekend away that was enough.
“He's mean, it's that simple.”
But, others thought she was being too harsh.
"It's. Just. A. Spreadsheet," one posted.
Another added: “Maybe the spreadsheet is not about being stingy with money but it's just how he likes to share things.
"Maybe he thought that it was good to be transparent with you and sending the spreadsheet is the simplest way for you to know where your money went.
“And being concerned about money does not mean that he's selfish, or even a cheapskate.
“Maybe he just likes to know how much he spends on certain things.”
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