Oct 7, 2009

Boyfriends are Expensive!!

I know that this is common knowledge to probably everyone, but it's been awhile since I've actually had a steady boyfriend, so just bear with me... having a boyfriend is expensive!!! We have been doing nothing but spending money the last few weeks-- going out for coffee (hot chocolate in my case), going out for ice cream, going out for dinner, going out for breakfast, etc. It's getting ridiculous-- I certainly can't keep this up much longer. Both because of money issues and because I am going to get fat! To be fair, we do spend a lot of our time hanging out at home, but the problem is that we also work together in the department (I know, I know, might not be the best idea) so it's always tempting to take a break and go out for lunch or some snacks. I can't keep acting like a high-roller though, so I'm definitely going to have to cut back a bit. I'll let him down gently of course... haha.


SavingDiva said...

Start planning dinners in...picking a recipe and cooking together can be really fun!

Instead of buying hot chocolate, keep a stash in your desk. Make it up and then go for a walk outside

As a grad student (that does date/have bfs a lot), I've had to keep my dating life VERY low key :)

HighClassLowIncome said...

Boyfriends definitely are expensive, in a way I'm somewhat glad I don't have one anymore ha ha!

When I was dating, we'd try to do a lot of stuff at home similar to what SavingDiva said, picking a recipe and making it together.

Also since I worked with my ex, the eating out during work hours could get expensive. We'd at least try to bring our lunch together and eat together instead of walking to get something near our workplace.

carrieonthecheap said...

I TOTALLY know what you mean! The first like 2 yrs of my relationship was like that. We were the masters of going out to breakfast on both Saturday AND Sunday. And I had NEVER gone out to breakfast before him. You're right! They are! Don't worry - hopefully in 2 years the spending will calm down. Ha ha- just kidding. :}

The Executioner said...

No wonder you haven't been posting much lately. Hope you're enjoying the new relationship.

By the way, girlfriends can be expensive, too. But some are more expensive than others. I suspect the same is true of boyfriends...