I dated a poor guy. We were both from NUS, graduated so in love and very much in debt. Blame that on the student loans we had to take.
Our dates were mostly hunting for cheap and good hawker food, cooking at home, going shopping in neighbourhood markets, streaming movies online and cuddling.
We didn’t celebrate anniversaries, partly because he couldn’t afford and always refused to have me pay for everything, but mostly as we didn’t bother to remember the dates.
For everyday we were together in the past years was special and I would not trade my days with him for any gold or diamonds. I love my poor boyfriend, except now that he has becomed my debt-free/start-up owner/decent income earner/still extremely hot fiancée.
We still don’t celebrate anniversaries, and we still go hunting for cheap deals. He still opens the door for me, pulls out chairs and tells me he loves me everyday.
We just bought our first home together in a pretty condo and are expecting our first baby in a few months time.
Girls, believe in your men.
They might struggle at times but if you love them unconditionally, they would do anything to give you the happy ending you deserve.