The price of love
Friday 19th June
I've been single for a few weeks now. My last girlfriend, we broke up simply because she wanted me to spend lots of cash on her and I didn't. It's the recession and time to save money for promoting businesses in future. It all came to a point when we were out on a date in Didsbury. Have you ever been on one of those dates when it feels like you're blowing a pound every minute? A bottle of beer, a glass of wine for her, some chips because you're hungry. Some more drinks, and so on. The date stops being fun when you realise - I'm spending £60 an hour here!
Guys know they have to be able to support a lady. We like to be able to look after them. It's ok. There is a limit though. Here's a rundown of the cost of keeping a long term girlfriend in Manchester.
Weekly cost of long term girlfriend equals 1 and a half days wages.
The more money a man earns the more he spends on his lifestyle, which includes going out with a girlfriend. So whether one and a half days earns £150 or £200, it works out about right.
There's another equation
Daily pay is more than or equal to £60 after tax.
This means his daily pay must be greater or equal to £60. That's a minimum of £90 a week (one and a half days wages) for the cost of meals out, bars, nightclubs, taxis and one holiday a year. This is using figures such as a meal for two costing £40 and £4 to £5 a glass of wine at trendy bars.
A guy needs a level of money and power, at least to be able to buy a meal out and taxis.
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