This Viral Tweet Is Calling Out Why Splitting Bills Evenly Can Actually Be Unfair
"I know this won't be a hot take for people with sense but..."
When it comes to money and relationships, there's definitely no one "right way" to do things. But this viral tweet is calling out the important distinction between splitting all the bills evenly and sharing costs equitably — and it's starting a really interesting conversation.
Some people are totally on board with this idea and shared how they handle money with partners and in friendships.
Other folks got out their spreadsheets to show a more concrete example of what an equitable split might look like in a relationship.
And some pointed out that when there is a wide inequality in your wages, insisting on splitting bills right down the middle can be a form of financial abuse.
And one user even shared the super-handy calculator they made to help people with the tricky math involved in splitting costs more fairly.
But not everyone agreed with this idea.
Some people worried that it could lead to resentment.
And others were surprised by how many couples don't just share all their cash.
And the conversation is going on elsewhere in other ways, too, like in the conversation surrounding a viral Reddit post about a couple paying for an expensive vacation.
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So now I'm super curious: What do you think is the best way to split bills with friends and partners?
vote votesRight down the middle.
vote votesAccording to our income.
vote votesAnother way I'll share in the comments.