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Forbes Predicts New Era of "Splitting Bills" After Inflation Steepens Singles Tax

Here we f-cking go.

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Forbes Predicts New Era of "Splitting Bills" After Inflation Steepens Singles Tax

Here we f-cking go.

Forbes Financial Advisor conducted a survey unveiling a potential new dating trend for singles.

According to Forbes, singles “love the independence afforded by their relationship status”, but the singles tax is getting out of hand. For those unfamiliar, reveling in the thralls of companionship, the singles tax refers to the “higher costs that singles often bear compared with coupled people or even singles who don’t live alone.” For example, “rent payments, travel expenses, gym memberships and cell phone plans.”

Jesse Little, senior director of advice at Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management says “Fundamentally, couples are able to share the burden of expenses that they have, while single people don’t have the same luxury.”

In its study, it found that 93% of singles feel the burden of the singles tax, with “Housing, utilities and groceries” being the areas where inflation pain is felt the most. On the lowest of keys, it hinted that finding a lover could make all the difference.

If you’ve ever spent any time perusing social media and engaging in conversations of love and relationships, splitting bills is a common disagreement on apps like Twitter. It often incites gender wars within heterosexual communities over whether splitting bills is taking advantage of the male of the household and unfair to women, who notoriously go to work and take care of the home.

However, with the singles tax rising, it may force many to expand their relationship ideals and factor in an uncomfortably growing truth: this adulting sh-t is expensive as f-ck and we might need to band together in the name of the community.

Ironically, polyamory is trending amongst Gen Z communities and is predicted to be the future of dating.

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