It’s been a super busy week so I am just now getting a chance to watch this episode. It’s time for the couples to move in together. I’m shocked that this season they are giving the couples $5K a month to help with their new living arrangement. That’s a lot!
Dave and Amber
Dave owns his own home and it’s beautiful. This should be a no brainer. Move into his place and split the money. Amber has a cat. Dave is not thrilled. Amber has a billion pairs of shoes. When Amber and Dave sit down to talk about where to live, she asks if he has ever lived here with a girlfriend before as she sips wine from a glass with the price tag on the bottom. He asks her if he had lived there with someone, would that be something she could not get over. She says yes. How ridiculous is that. I mean I might offer to buy a new bed. But the rest of it is …”who cares?” He has not lived with a woman in this apartment before. Dave seems smitten for now. I think she is kind of psycho.
When they have the financial talk, Dave wants to set a budget. Amber wants an account to pay joint bills but she doesn’t want him to know what she is spending “her” money on. That’s not how it works crazy girl. Amber is obviously in a shit ton of debt. Dave says the 5K should go to his mortgage and the other half should go to savings. I think Dave is probably a prick but I strongly agree with this plan. When they choose to divorce they will have a few thousand dollars each. Dave is very accommodating. But the stupid cat is going batshit in his house.
Tristen and Mia
When it comes to Tristen and Mia, I am not judging Mia for the stalking thing. Often when relationships end one party tries to rekindle things and is distraught and not thinking clearly even over long periods of time. What concerns me is buying an iPhone and accessories on the ex’s credit card after the break-up. That’s bad.
Tristan lives alone in a high-rise and pays $2,100 a month in rent. Wow. That’s some high rent in the south. There is nothing in his fridge but a mostly empty uncorked bottle of champagne. Tristan is such a good man.
Mia has a longhorn skull and horns on her wall and a Texas shaped wood carving. I love them both actually, but I think this is staged and don’t believe this is her place. I think she lives with her parents and they had to come up with something. Tristan hates he longhorn skull. I want it. It totally looks like a staged place. They decide to move into Tristan’s place.
It’s time to talk finances. Tristen says they will split the $5k a month and he will continue to pay his rent. I love Tristan.I kind
Bobby and Danielle
Danielle’s apartment has a beautiful kitchen I would kill to have. And she doesn’t cook. It’s “small” to them so they plan to move to Bobby’s place. They have to introduce the dogs and Danielle is nervous that the dogs won’t get along. Fortunately, the dogs get along fine and Bobby also owns a house. It could use a woman’s touch. The dogs love the yard.
When this couple talks about finances, Bobby has a detailed spreadsheet worked out. I’m surprised that Danielle is such a spendthrift! There was a category for “lashes” and then she says she spends $450 a year on waxing. WTF? She owes $15K on her credit cards. At least it is for traveling. I am almost okay with that. I have been debt free since I paid off my student loans. But I’m starting to be tired of being frugal and having savings. I’m going start splurging so I don’t die with money in the bank. I’ve been buying filet mignon at the grocery store as a toe dip in the water. It’s a delicate balance between my fear of being a bag lady and my fear of dying leaving a lot of money to… relatives.
They only have two months of the 5K and it will take 8K of the 10K to get Danielle out of her apartment lease. All of that said. Bobby is totally in with Danielle. I kind of love these two. They are fostering a dog and it’s cute.