Are you Paying the Girlfriend Tax?
1. Not what you think
No, the government does not levy a tax on you if you have a girlfriend. Far from it! Recall all the times you were out with your girlfriend and she was too full to eat and did not order anything, while you went ahead and ordered a full course meal and waited excitedly. The glorious moment finally arrived when the server appeared with your food. You armed up with your cutlery and dove into the plate only to realise that your girlfriend on the other side of the table is digging in too. Can’t fault her. She is just collecting the girlfriend tax.