Bae Allowance – Money a guy gives his girlfriend at the end of each month for her random needs.
Girlfriend Giving Directions To Her Boyfriend
“Come to the front gate of my apartment where you dropped me off. Look for flat 9A, you’ll find a lift on your right. Hit 9 with your ELBOW. Get out of the lift, you’ll find my flat on the left. Hit the doorbell with your ELBOW and I’ll get the door for you.”
Boyfriend says: That seems easy but why am I hitting buttons with my elbows?
Girlfriend: “OMG! Are you coming empty handed?”
I thought this was hilarious because some men are famous for visiting their girlfriends with just dick and hairy balls, like can we throw those in a pan and fry them for supper Women are not saying buy them something everyday but why not think outside the box for a change and surprise a lady with something she likes??
One of my contacts sent me that joke on WhatsApp last night and it gave me an idea to blog about this morning. Let’s talk about Bae Allowance shall we?
Let me first give you my thoughts on the subject matter. This might end up being a lengthy blog but I promise you will enjoy it. Let me tell you a bit about my very first boyfriend. That guy treated me like a little princess. He never missed a birthday, anniversary, special event, good or bad moment. We were through it all through thick and thin. The whole 5 years that we dated I never asked for a single dime of his money. He just did things because he wanted to and not because I had to beg and plead for him to do so. Maybe because back then I was younger and had less problems but I believe even if we had stayed together he was still going to be that guy who takes care of his woman without her throwing tantrums about it. After dating other people after him I can safely say that people are different and just because he went above and beyond for me doesn’t mean the next guy will do the same.
For that reason I have since learnt to accept that one should always live within their means and not expect the next person to cater to their every single need. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying your man shouldn’t spoil you but you don’t have to convince him to do so, he has to do so on his own accord. Guys already know that a woman needs to be pampered every now and again and so if he isn’t doing it for you it’s either he doesn’t want to, he’s just not that into you or he’s simply doing it for another woman who clearly isn’t you. I for one would not want a fixed monthly allowance, that for me feels a tad bit tacky because if the tables were turned trust me I would not be paying anyone an allowance for being a part of my life. I have a daughter on my payroll as it is, I don’t think I can make anymore additions to that!
I asked a few friends; both male and female about their thoughts on Bae Allowance and these were their thoughts:
The ladies said:
- I think if it’s a serious relationship it’s not meant to be an obligation; both are meant to help each other out. In a case were both work rather do things for each other than give each other money otherwise it will seem like it’s all about money.
- l feel most guys should give their girlfriends Bae Allowance. That way you avoid having to constantly say “Baby my hair is a mess l need money, baby my nails what not.” Just give her the monthly allowance so that you don’t stress each other out every other week. IT’S NOT A MUST THOUGH.
The guys said:
- There should not be a fixed mandatory Bae Allowance in a relationship. It is of paramount importance that an individual be self sufficient that way I can chip in here and there. It’s important to take care of your partner (what you don’t do for her, she will find someone else who can) but it should not be made out into a big deal when I can’t do it all the time.
- If you’re my girlfriend don’t ask me for anything that costs $5 or less because what were you doing for money before we started dating? Now you suddenly want my money. I should feel like spending on you willingly. I’m not a bank and understand that when I say I don’t have money most of the time I genuinely don’t have because money is hard to come by. I will spend on her but bae allowance I don’t do… It’s like I’m paying you to be my girlfriend!
There you have it. Both sexes have voiced out their opinions.
As an addition I just had to say this. Fine, I know I am not for a woman actually getting to be on her boyfriends payroll but some of these guys are cheap skates. If you actually don’t even ask him to buy you anything he will actually continue to do so and not see anything wrong with that. Let me ask the guys a question. How are you going to date your girlfriend for a whole year and not once surprise her with a set of sexy lingerie? So you are an expert at taking off her clothes but not buying her anything to add sexiness to her lingerie collection?? Also, why do some guys just want to take women out for drinks when the same amount can be used for a proper lunch, dinner or better still coffee date? Okay fine, that is completely off topic now.
This is the part I say goodbye.
My friends from the Podcast world got excited about this topic and touched on the subject. You can listen in from here.
A few years later I can safely inform you that giving your girlfriend has great benefits that include wonderful things like getting married to her. Congratulations to my friends Theo & Essy who were kind enough to share their picture with me for this post. They’re now happily married and living an amazing life together.