It’s that awkward moment at the end of the date… The bill. Should you reach for your card or let the man pay? Or maybe you’re finally living with a fantastic partner, except you can’t talk about that one thing — MONEY! Money matters can be confusing, and now even more so with many women out-earning their boyfriends and husbands. This week, Lisa talks about how not to make money a sore subject in your relationship, instead allowing it to bring in openness and generosity, and to let your man feel like he is a superhero! You’ll learn the biggest mistakes most women make when it comes to money in dating, how to keep your boundaries, and how to shift your mindset on what you owe a man when he does pay the bill.
What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
- Who should pay for dinner during the courting period? Should it still be the man, even though at least 33% of women (35 and younger) are now out-earning their partners?
- What are some red flags that pop up about money in your early dating period that you should keep an eye on?
- Are your expectations too high around a man and his money?
- Lisa shares how she shifted her mindset around feeling obligated to go further than she wanted to after a man paid. If a man is willing to take you to dinner, you have the obligation to be generous and kind, but not much more!
- Whether you combine everything together as a couple or decide to keep things separate, kindness and generosity are of utmost importance.
- How can you navigate having standards and boundaries with your partner without setting your expectations so high that you end up feeling disappointed and resentful?
- Why Lisa and Benjamin decided to combine everything together and go all-in with their finances and assets.
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- “Should a man pay for dinner? It’s lovely when he does.”
- “Money says a lot about generosity of spirit.”
- “What makes a relationship super sexy and hot is the friction between masculine and feminine.”
- “ If a man is willing to take you to dinner, you have the obligation to be generous and kind, but not much more.”
- “There is no his and mine, there is just ours.”