Most You've Spent on SO?

Haven't made the mistake yet of buying something expensive for my SO, but want to hear how much of those bonuses have gone to getting a Prada bag for that girl you met 3 days ago.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 15, 2021 - 12:03am

Never ever.. bought my girl a clothing item, purse or jewelry over $200.. besides the engagement ring

Easily one the dumbest financial moves you can make. Fortunately we're on the same page and would much rather spend that money on plane tickets, hotels and food. 
 

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Sep 15, 2021 - 12:22am

Bought a girl a $400 bracelet. Money is all relative though. When you make $20k per month in a cheap city, a $400 bracelet for her birthday just isn't a big deal.

Don't ever spend more than you can reasonably afford bc you'll end up hating the girl. I think handbags are out of the question for me even at my income level. Not dropping $1700 on a handbag unless she's my wife 

  • Associate 1 in HF - Event
Sep 15, 2021 - 12:36am

Maybe a couple hundred bucks for my girl in a LTR, that's it.

With STR, never found myself in a situation that I had to buy my way into a chick's pants.

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Sep 15, 2021 - 8:05am

3k on various healthcare needs and doctors visits, thankfully she's Russian so its not that expensive.  Also new phone and laptop but those were also needed cause her previous ones were old and nearly broken

  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Sep 15, 2021 - 8:39am

Paid for my long term gf to come on vacation with me after my analyst stint was over. The vaca cost ~$8k total. I'd never really gone on a trip before and wanted to go with someone I cared about and she couldn't afford it. For me it made sense to. It was an unforgettable experience and would do it over and over again. 

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  • Research Associate in AM - Equities
Sep 15, 2021 - 1:33pm

He caught her being eiffel-towered by 2 other dudes when he got back to their room

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Sep 16, 2021 - 1:57pm

We've already gone over the Pizz creation story. High school salutatorian who used to invite girls to study with him and basically got used for 4 years for HW answers without getting any action.

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Sep 16, 2021 - 12:52pm

Going to flip this one - was dating a mega rich girl who would not stop buying me gifts with parents money. Always new golf shirts and sweaters and a ton of random shit, like every other week. I explained to her why I thought it was inappropriate, chiefly because it wasn't her money, and she didn't seem to understand.

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Sep 16, 2021 - 1:28pm

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