Dating is exciting. You get to go to nice restaurants, visit exhibitions or have picnics in the park. Long discussions and question after question, you find out more about the potentially new person in your life. You learn about hobbies and interests, dislikes and likes, but do you find out about about your Romeo’s finances?
Do you know, if he is able to look after his direct debits and doesn’t pay for toast and tea with his credit card? It might seem unromantic to look at someone’s finances, but would you want to start a relationship with someone that could bring a mount of debts with them and therefore lower not only your standard of living, but also put your income in danger?
I’m the first one to put my hands up. In neither of my long term relationships, have I had the finance talk before committing to a serious relationship, have you? How did things develop? Did you wake up to a bad surprise?
This is a promotional post brought to you by Luma. Okay, it’s not the most romantic of topics, but finances never are and they’re still important, don’t you think?