Internet slams his girlfriend who sees her partner as a “vending machine” for her group of friends

In a viral thread involving an age-old debate, commentators quickly sided with the author of the thread, who explained that they always pay for their girlfriends and friends every time they go out.

Posted by u / SweatingOverStocks in Reddit’s hugely popular r / AmITheA ** hole subreddit on thread is titled “IATA For Telling My Girlfriend I Won’t Pay For Her Friends Any More” and received over 11,000 votes and 2,700 comments in just four hours.

Writing that they feel like “the band’s ATM,” u / SweatingOverStocks explained that every time they go out with their girlfriend, whether it’s a date or a night out with friends, they are responsible. to foot the bill.

“What happens is one of us goes out, and about 50% of the time it’s a date, just the two of us. 50% she texts those friends and it becomes an event. group, ”they wrote. “What can also happen is that date night turns into a bar that allows us to meet friends.”

“Last Monday, don’t ask why because it’s absurd, the dinner bill was $ 667,” they added.

A Google search will show that the debate over who should pay for a dinner party or a night out on the town is more heated than ever. There are thousands of articles and forums online on the same subject, and based on the wide variety of opinions expressed on the internet, there is no definitive answer.

However, in 2018, Elaine Swann, founder of The Swann School of Protocol, told the Chicago Tribune that the easiest way to determine who should pay is to determine who invited the rest of the party.

One Reddit user said he paid for his girlfriend and friends every time they went out for dinner or drinks.
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Swann explained that if one person invites another person, or a group of people, they should be responsible for the bill at the end of the night. But if a couple and a group of friends mutually agree on a time and place together, Swann says everyone should be willing to pay for themselves.

According to u / SweatingOverStocks, neither their girlfriend nor their friends agreed with this line of thinking. Writing that they had told their girlfriend that they would no longer pay for her friends’ dinners or drinks, the Redditor said she responded poorly and accused OP of being “unwelcoming.”

“[She] I feel like I’m not welcoming to her friends and I’m worried that if she tells them their food and drink is on them, they’ll blame her, “u / SweatingOverStocks.

In the post’s first comment, which itself received over 22,600 votes, u / Smhlhhach told the original poster that their girlfriend and friends were using them for money. Echoing the same sentiments, u / Mykiedawg encouraged u / SweatingOverStocks to take a closer look at their relationship.

“If her friends are mad at her because her boyfriend doesn’t buy everything from them anymore, they are shitty people,” they wrote. “If she cares more about that than your feelings, well… it might be worth re-evaluating the relationship.”

Other Redditors have assured u / SweatingOverStocks that they are not the asshole in this situation, and thousands of others have reiterated that it is unreasonable for their girlfriends to expect they pay for her and her friends every time they go out.

While u / SweatingOverStocks responded to a handful of commenters about their girlfriend’s financial contributions in other areas, the response to their viral Reddit thread appears to have prompted them to make a major decision.

“Guess I can cancel my plan to go shopping,” u / SweatingOverStocks wrote.

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