When do I get to start feeling like Beyoncé?
Dating has been great and all, but damn, that shit's expensive. Here are my sneaky ways to stay in-budget.
Since becoming unexpectedly single, I've learned that dating as a 20-something is actually wonderful, thanks to a few quick guidelines.
For Christmas, I got the gift of getting stone-cold dumped by my boyfriend of 4 years. Our lives had become so enmeshed, emotionally and financially, and I had only a few days to figure it out, pack my stuff, and get the hell out of dodge - all of which somehow cost $2,327.11. So where did all my money go?
One big awkward aspect of dating is money. While my parents never addressed the who-pays-for-dinner question when I was getting ready for my first ever date, it is something I’ve since given a lot of thought.