Woman Splits Bill With Boyfriend at Fancy Restaurant, but Was It Worth the Embarrassment?

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A woman was left disappointed by her boyfriend's behavior on her birthday and decided to take matters into her own hands when it came to splitting the bill at a fancy restaurant for their anniversary. She had hoped he would offer to cover the bill as an apology, but when he didn't, she paid for 70% of the meal. Her boyfriend accused her of embarrassing him and acting like a spoiled brat. Read on to find out who's in the wrong.

Serendipitous timing brings couple together for 3 years and counting 👫

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A planned surprise for birthdays and anniversary at fancy restaurants.

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Agreeing to split the bill - no embarrassment, no stress 😊

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Boyfriend ruins birthday, lies and gives allergic pastry as present 😞

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Birthday ruined by inconsiderate boyfriend prioritizing football 🏈 over celebration 🎂

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She went above and beyond, but was it worth it?

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Boyfriend's awkward offer to split bill at fancy restaurant 🍴💰

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Woman pays 70% of fancy restaurant bill, was it worth it? 💸

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Boyfriend calls girlfriend spoiled for splitting fancy restaurant bill 💰

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Birthday ruined and split bill leads to boyfriend's selfishness.

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🍽️ Splitting the bill at a fancy restaurant: AITA or NTA?

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Navigating money matters in relationships can be tricky 💰

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Redditor receives judgement and advice after awkward restaurant experience.

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Reflecting on past relationship mistakes with a hint of regret 😔

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Reconsidering my relationship after splitting the bill at a restaurant 💔

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Splitting the bill at a fancy restaurant goes wrong 💰😬

A woman splits the bill with her boyfriend at a fancy restaurant for their anniversary dinner but pays for 70% of the meal. She was hurt by the way her boyfriend treated her on her birthday and was hoping he would offer to cover the bill as a gesture of apology. The boyfriend claims that she humiliated him by changing the plan and paying for only her food and wine. The woman is now seeking advice on whether she was in the wrong for being annoyed. Read on to find out what the internet thinks and offer your own opinion.

NTA...Tell him he needs to be grateful and put in effort 💪

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Boyfriend prioritizes image over girlfriend's birthday, relationship red flag. 🚩

VividEfficiency7347 | VividEfficiency7347

Boyfriend's behavior raises red flags, commenters advise to reconsider relationship 💔

hello_friendss | hello_friendss

Commenter suggests to believe partner's actions and move on.

crockofpot | crockofpot

Don't let anyone manipulate you into accepting less 🙅‍♀️ You deserve better 💯

Jovon35 | Jovon35

Boyfriend gives girlfriend allergic gift, time to upgrade? 😂

quietpost77 | quietpost77

Birthday dinner disaster: selfish boyfriend watches game, ignores allergy 🤦

Kryptillith | Kryptillith

Boyfriend shows lack of maturity and empathy, find someone better 💔

vaporgate | vaporgate

Boyfriend lacks thoughtfulness, but split bills shouldn't be embarrassing.

DinaFelice | DinaFelice

Commenter calls out age-gap relationship dynamics, disapproves of boyfriend's lack of effort.

teratodentata | teratodentata

Boyfriend ruins birthday dinner, lies about work calls. NTA, dump him 💔

Designer-Mark-8931 | Designer-Mark-8931

NTA. Boyfriend's lack of effort on birthday shows 'weaponized incompetence'.

landyypandyy | landyypandyy

NTA for splitting the bill. Boyfriend's birthday fail shows relationship issues.

4U2NV1981 | 4U2NV1981

You deserve better 💔 Dump the 35-year-old baby.

thatbikerchick51 | thatbikerchick51

A sweet gesture or a cheap move? Birthday gift debate.

OneMikeNation | OneMikeNation

Allergic to strawberries, but he forgot. 🙄

Ok_Storm1343 | Ok_Storm1343

Stand up for yourself and don't settle for mediocrity 💪

PoojaWITB | PoojaWITB

Dump him! 🚮💔

Escape_Overlander | Escape_Overlander

🚩 Pros and cons list suggests a deeper evaluation is needed.

UrsaGeorge | UrsaGeorge

Grateful OP realizes pattern of behavior and considers leaving boyfriend

Good_Cheesecake_251 | Good_Cheesecake_251

Boyfriend embarrassed to split bill, but you did nothing wrong 💁‍♀️

mm172 | mm172

Dump him 💔 if he doesn't care about your dietary restrictions

Micchan1104 | Micchan1104

Choosing self-respect over embarrassment: Empowering NTA comment. 💪

Wobblingoblin01 | Wobblingoblin01

Dump the jerk and get a guy who respects you 💪

NycBikerDude11 | NycBikerDude11

Concerns raised over age gap and boyfriend's lack of effort

fourleggedfishfood | fourleggedfishfood

Setting boundaries in relationships is important. NTA for speaking up.

BunkytheClown | BunkytheClown

Don't let him guilt-trip you, you did nothing wrong 💁‍♀️

SmallTownAttorney | SmallTownAttorney

Commenter sympathizes with OP, but suggests she communicated her expectations poorly.

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Red flags alert! 🚨 Is it time to reconsider this relationship?

Nervous_Candidate987 | Nervous_Candidate987

Dump the a**hole, it's not worth the embarrassment 💔

tatasz | tatasz

Encouraging comment for young woman to enjoy life, 🎉

AppalachianEnvy | AppalachianEnvy

Boyfriend embarrassed to split bill, but waitress doesn't care 🍽️

crckhre | crckhre

Communication breakdown leads to restaurant embarrassment for both parties 😬

hobalotit | hobalotit

Dump him 💔 You deserve a caring and romantic partner ❤️

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Standing up for yourself is always worth it 💪 #NTA

Proud_World_6241 | Proud_World_6241

Your partner doesn't value you, you deserve better 👍

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

Encouraging comment, NTA judgment 🙌

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Splitting the bill sparks boyfriend's annoyance. 🤔

EVegan | EVegan

Age ain't nothing but a number, but respect is everything 😒

KatieTheKitty991010 | KatieTheKitty991010

Allergy awareness and restaurant etiquette in relationships. 💑

Betweentheminds | Betweentheminds

Boyfriend wants social credit for paying, but doesn't validate feelings 😒

peerdata | peerdata

Your partner doesn't value you. You deserve better 💔

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

Commenter questions relationship, no apparent positives 🤔

NeeliSilverleaf | NeeliSilverleaf

Dump the immature jerk, you deserve better 💁‍♀️

LittleRedCarnation | LittleRedCarnation

Partner's allergies and lack of attention raise red flags. 💔

Teasiren | Teasiren

The age-old debate of splitting the bill 🔪💰

moth-bear | moth-bear

Boyfriend fails to deliver surprise, blames girlfriend. NTA.

Missy_Miss9 | Missy_Miss9

Commenter advises to break up after 3 years together. 💔

dominiqlane | dominiqlane

Your boyfriend's behavior is unacceptable. You deserve better 💔

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

When the truth hurts... 💔

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Boyfriend forgets allergy after 3 years. NTA deserves better 💔

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

Don't let him gaslight you! You deserve better 💪🏼

Jovon35 | Jovon35

NTA for splitting the bill, but is the boyfriend worth keeping?

Just-Fix-2657 | Just-Fix-2657

Dump him and treat yourself to a fancy meal 🍽️

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

Dump him! 🚮 You deserve someone who values you and your health. 💕

scrungobabungo | scrungobabungo

Age is just a number: finding love and splitting bills 💕

Mr_Pete_Diamond | Mr_Pete_Diamond

Harsh advice for a bad date 💔

Plus287 | Plus287

Boyfriend prioritizes football game over girlfriend's birthday, NTA for splitting bill 💔⚽

mfruitfly | mfruitfly

3 years and still arguing about splitting the bill? 🤔

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Communicate openly with your boyfriend 🗣️💕. Good luck! 🤞

Soapamine | Soapamine

Is it time to reconsider the relationship? 💔

EffectiveGold8273 | EffectiveGold8273

Dump him 💔 You deserve better than someone who disregards your allergies.

Pretend-Panda | Pretend-Panda