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Originally posted by litterbaux
I'm a man, lets just put that out there. I've gone the 50/50 route and its worked the best. I slacked a little and told the women, pay what you can but that always leads to excuses of why they can't afford so and so. I've also encountered women that once you date them and they move in, their job gets lost. I'm a nice guy, its my biggest fault. So I say something to the regards of "keep looking for a job and ill pay the bills in the mean time". Then they never get a job till I break up with them.
I know what you're thinking. My opinion is jaded due to past experiences. Wrong, I did the same thing with the next girl!
50/50 or you'll get taken advantage of. Period.
Side note, he/she shouldn't pay 50/50 for your house, car or anything you're going to leave the relationship with. Day to day bills he/she should definately pay 50/50 of.
Originally posted by ovumcranium
Splitting per income percentage seems most fair.
And....How important is your girlfriend to you? How much do you want her to live with you? Because everytime you have this argument, it says to a woman that those extra $25 or whatever are more important than she is. Expecially if you are the one who makes a lot more money than she does.
Not real encouraged about your long-term.
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
I am against that a person should be forced to give away money for anything, just because that person have allot of it. In my opinion no one has the right to force hard earned money of of anyone else.
But, as I said in posts here before, people should give away money because they care and want to help.
Dalbeck, it sounds like your girlfriend is the democratic tax collector/government and you are the entrepreneur having to pay up