Not paying for dates in a LT relationship
I started a long term relationship with a girl studying for her masters a few months ago, and was wondering how you guys would handle this. Namely, she almost never pays for anything and seems to be expecting me to pay for everything (i.e. when we get dinner she doesn't try to offer to pay). Now, don't get me wrong, I am happy paying for majority of things especially when going out for a nice dinner at a more high-end restaurant given I make a 6-figure salary and she still depends on her parents to support her while she finishes university. However, I am bothered by the fact that she very rarely offers to pay for small things, for example a pint at a bar or a cheap eat. She did get a round of beers once or twice, but we went on dozens of dates (usually at my invitation). She doesn't even thank me after paying for dinner or drinks. Not sure if it matters, but she is Spanish and perhaps the culture there is different?
Before you start, breaking up is not an option. I have an amazing time with this girl and other than this, I would candidly say she has no faults. How would you approach this? Should I talk to her about this? Should I wait until she finishes her master's and gets a job to see if anything would change?