When I first started dating my boyfriend, we both made the same amount of money. 3 years later, I've worked hard to get promotions and raises and I've doubled my income while his has stayed the same.
My boyfriend has no problems asking me for expensive presents for holidays and birthday. He's asked me for 2000 laptops and 800 phones, etc. I've never asked him for a single gift. If he feels like buying me something, great. If not, great. I was raised with the belief that if I wanted something, I would have to earn it myself. Not ask for it.
Every time he asks me, I always turn him down. I'm fine with a gift worth a couple hundred, but close to the thousands? No. I worked hard my money and I don't see why he thinks he's entitled to it.
Also, when we go out for dinner/vacations, I pay for it probably 75% of the time.
I don't know, what do you guys think? also, he doesn't ask his sister or parents for these things, just me. And this is a 34 year old man, not a 16 year old boy.
Most Helpful Guy
you are absolutely not obligated to buy him expensive crap. so lame when someone thinks just because you have money it should be spent on them. as you said if you want to spend it on him that's your choice but you aren't obligated and he shouldn't have the expectation2
Most Helpful Girl
No, and this screams "freeloader!" to me.3