A 2015 study published in SAGE Journals on the finances of dating found that 74 percent of men and 83 percent of women reported that both members of the couple contribute to dating expenses after dating for six months. However, a majority of men and women both said that men pay more of the expenses.
How should couples pay for things?
Make a list of all your combined expenses: housing, taxes, insurance, utilities. Then talk salary. If you make $60,000 and your partner makes $40,000, then you should pay 60 percent of that total toward the shared expenses and your partner 40 percent.
How do you split finances when one partner makes more?
Heres how it goes:Keep your individual bank accounts, but also open a joint checking account together. Add your individual incomes together to get your total household income. Add up all the expenses youve agreed to split. Every month, both partners transfer their share into the joint account.Mar 19, 2019