Woman says her boyfriend pays for everything because she's 'an investment'
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A woman from London has revealed how her boyfriend pays for everything in their relationship after he described her as an 'investment'. You can hear more about the couple's unusual financial set-up below:
After many failed dates, Hannah decided she wanted someone who could provide for her and take the lead.
She came to the realisation as a career-driven woman, a relationship with someone who could 'dominate' and 'provide' for her was what she needed.
Hannah met fellow business owner Canadian Ed Reay in July 2021 after Reay initially reached out in May 2021.
Ed flew out from Vancouver and the pair got on so well he ended up moving to London in September 2021.
As the relationship progressed, Ed started taking on more financial responsibility and now pays for all bills.
It is said that Hannah treats him to smoothies and does the housework, the business guru also said she 'gives value back' by looking after the house and 'making him feel relaxed and supported'.
Hannah said: "I started to realise that in a relationship I didn’t want to be the dominant one and I wanted someone who could provide for me.
"Before I had always viewed my business success and money I earnt as my value in dating, but I realised I didn’t want that."
She continued: "After meeting Ed, he told me he wanted to provide for me.
"We have a 100/100 relationship - he provides financially, and I give him 100 percent when it comes to support and love and little things like bringing him a smoothie after a stressful day.
"There is no right and wrong in dating, the most important thing is that your values align between you and your partner for what you want in a relationship."
Hannah said she was quick to work out that Ed wanted to be the provider in the relationship.
"It naturally came up that he wanted to be someone who could provide," she said.
"So, it was perfect."
So that her partner doesn't have to worry about it, Hannah is responsible for managing the house.
She said: "I’ll sort the cleaner and do the cooking and food shopping. Ed doesn’t value money the most - he values being supported and cared for.
"He thinks of me as an investment as I’ve supported him, and it’s meant he now makes three times what he used to earn."
Ed has said being the provider gives him 'responsibility', he added: "Being a provider gives me a sense of responsibility and gives life meaning.
"I love being able to spoil someone I love, but you don't need to have lots of money to do that.
"In our relationship I see it as the man's job to provide the house and the woman's to make the home."