Think about when you’re booking your first summer holiday together – do you really want to be scouring the two-star package deals on the Costa del Sol, or would you rather be spending a bit more cash to go away somewhere you’ll actually enjoy?The biggest trap you can fall into is thinking habits go away over time, or after marriage. If you’ve really got a tightwad on your hands, be prepared for a future of cheap birthday gifts and staycations…“And I was like, ‘Bye.’ Where are all the real men? Although what these guys did was in poor taste, financial expert and author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox defends them, noting that going Dutch is a sensitive topic.“Communication about money matters is always fraught with misunderstanding, and Venmo is kind of a technological twist to these age-old issues about money and dating,” Khalfani-Cox told The Post.“Both parties should agree on who’s paying for what before going on a date,” Khalfani-Cox said.
Shaquan Bailey, a 22-year-old caretaker, was thrilled when a guy she met online invited her out for their third date at a restaurant near her Bed-Stuy apartment.If you’re both on a tight budget, suggest putting a little cash aside every week so that once in a while you can have a small treat together – even if that’s just a cinema trip (you can even take your own popcorn) or a 2for1 deal at your local Italian. If the issue really bothers you (and we assume it probably does if you’re reading this article) you need to decide whether your partner is simply concerned about money at the moment, or whether they’re always going to be tight with their cash.Hopefully, once you’ve had a few of these treats your date will realise that the shared experiences you can have with the odd splurge far outweigh spending the cash you stump up. If you’re dealing with the latter case, and it bothers you now, it’s going to keep bothering you.How someone manages their cash is often a great indicator of how they manage their life. Air your thoughts to your date Usually relationship problems can be solved by an honest chat, but too often we choose to avoid issues in the hope they’ll go away.In this situation, don’t just blurt out to your date that you think they’re cheap.