The expense of being single

Decided to take a peek at the real estate market and what I can reasonably afford on my own (not much) vs. what I could afford with a partner with around the same income. The difference is crazy. Now I really wish I was married.

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Sometimes marriage is more expensive

Nov 13, 2020 at 1:41pm

Plus even most married people in Van can't afford a place.

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Nov 13, 2020 at 3:16pm

A dual income is mandatory these days to live a comfortable middle class lifestyle unfortunately, especially in Vancouver. My girlfriend and I have talked about marriage and what excites us the most is the prospect of combining our incomes to afford a decent place. But before I met her I knew exactly you feel. I hope you find someone (or win the lottery).

Wrong Reasons

Nov 13, 2020 at 3:21pm

Don’t wish to be married for the stuff. It doesn’t fulfill anything. Sometimes a partner comes with a whole lot more crap that’s more burdensome than having a smaller place.

Ummm

Nov 13, 2020 at 4:43pm

What if you bought a place with your best friend since forever, instead of with a partner you will love 5 to 7 years and then break up with?

holla

Nov 13, 2020 at 5:58pm

I was thinking of getting married just out of economic necessity for both of us LOL

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If you can find the right person...

Nov 13, 2020 at 6:29pm

Being married is awesome. We still can’t afford to buy a place in Vancouver, though. But we can rent a very nice two-bedroom condo. If I was single, I’d be living in a crummy one-bedroom.

Get a big Sail Boat

Nov 13, 2020 at 7:48pm

And live like Sonny Crockett at the Marina.

@Like Sonny

Nov 14, 2020 at 3:56pm

Check out the prices for docking, and how long (years) the waiting list to get into them is in Vancouver.
And you know what the acronym for boat is?
Break Out Another Thousand

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