THERE’S nothing quite like a romantic trip away with your other half – particularly when you’re still in the honeymoon phase of your relationship.
But for one woman it quickly turned sour when her accountant boyfriend presented her an invoice for her to pay her share – after keeping a VERY detailed spreadsheet.
A woman was “turned off” by her new boyfriend after he gave her an invoice for their first romantic trip togetherCredit: Getty
The couple had only been dating officially for a few weeks and since they both earned “decent salaries”she always insisted on splitting the bill on dates.
But the man’s “procedural” nature started to show while planning their first trip, which proved a little problematic.
In a post on Reddit the woman explained that cracks began to appear when he asked “what if we break up before the trip?”
She said: “We’re just going to a nearby town (one hour travel time), staying in an Airbnb and visiting one tourist attraction.
She was looking forward to the getaway but he “killed the mood” thanks to his procedural natureCredit: Getty
“Not an extravagant trip by any means.”
But she found his comment to be a “huge mood killer given we are in the honeymoon phase of our relationship”.
She insisted it was only a one night stay and it wouldn’t really matter, they could just cancel or “take a friend”.
Excited for the weekend escape, she began researching some place to eat and messaged him a restaurant suggestion.
But he replied saying: “very nice but super expensive as well” and suggested they ordered takeaways instead.
Then out of the blue, he presented her with a spreadsheet “breaking down the cost of everything to the cent”, before even booking the Airbnb, transport and attraction tickets.
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 what I owed him.
She said: “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.”
As he’s an accounted she thought it made sense at first, but admitted is completely “ruined the vibe of the weekend”.
She continued: “I’m his new girlfriend going on a romantic weekend away, not a client to send an invoice outlining every cent. It feels so procedural.”
She asked Reddit users whether she was being unreasonable for being “hurt” by it, and readers were completely divided.
The woman said they’d only been dating for a couple of months when cracks began to showCredit: Getty
One person said: “I think I would talk to him about this but you’re not wrong for being turned off by this.
“It may just be a personality difference,” they suggested. Adding: “I think the red flags for him being kind of a cheapskate is asking ‘what if we break up before’ and then talking you out of a nice restaurant.”
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 some reckon it’s no big deal and even suggested the spreadsheet was a good thing.
“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,” one person said.
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And added: “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.
Another agreed writing: “I totally understand this. I work in finance and I am very particular about the computation of money. It’s not to make you feel like you owe me this much. But it’s definitely about being accountable for the money that you will be spending.”
While someone else wrote: ” For me, the spreadsheet is no problem. Everything else is the problem. His personality seems like he’s scared of committing and that would put me off.”
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