One would hope that an ideal relationship has a power balance that works for both parties. To my mind, only a 50/50 relationship is a workable power balance, but I realize that’s not true for everyone. That’s why this “a relationship should be 50/50” meme is hitting harder than it should. The tweets about what splits a relationship up fairly are jokes…yet some of these jokes are too real.
The format seems to have been created by Twitter user @yam_url, who tweeted, “A relationship should be 50/50. She’s buying me the PS5 and I’m buying her one Iced Coffee.”
There are a couple of jokes here: one is that men often joke about getting a woman to buy them a PS5 online for reasons I don’t entirely understand. It seems like a twist on the gold digger trope, but for dudes. The other joke is the idea of buying her a single iced coffee and that being a fair trade. Is the joke that iced coffee super expensive? Or that minimal effort on a man’s part is equal to the costly expense of a PS5?
I’m overthinking it, I know.
A relationship should be 50/50. She‘s buying me the PS5 and I‘m buying her one Iced Coffee💯
— yam (@yam_url) September 17, 2020
Lots of people started tweeting their own takes on what makes a relationship 50/50 without overthinking it at all, which resulted in many good jokes and many other comparisons that have me questioning what a relationship is really all about. What DOES make a relationship 50/50??
The simplest answer might just be that both people are equally happy.
a relationship should be 50/50, she exists and i adore her.
— S8N (@okmvnny) September 30, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50—
She buys me a PS5 & I buy her the 12ft skeleton from Home Depot
— gene dangus (@whatamidylan) September 27, 2020
a relationship should be 50/50.
I exist, and he is obsessed with me.
— ً (@artfuIchaos) September 27, 2020
a relationship should be 50/50 he gets drunk with the boys and i pick him up
— AJ (@ajayyy68) September 27, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50. You follow me out of the Underworld, I turn around and send you back
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 28, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50 pic.twitter.com/vfEdgKsoQu
— Paul Buffano (@kellieeastwood) September 27, 2020
relationships should be 50/50 pic.twitter.com/q3rJLBSr7u
— nard the builder (@avantnard) September 28, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50
He sets up the deer stand, plants the food plot, checks the deer camera, fills the feeder, buys my tag…
and I get to shoot the buck he’s been watching for months.
— rachel (@_rparsons) September 30, 2020
relationships should be 50/50 I should suck his dick while he takes my phone and sends himself $500
— sidney (@Viperous) September 25, 2020
Relationships should be 50/50. 50% Pizza Hut and 50% Taco Bell
— combination taco bell (@combotacobell) September 25, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50 she brings the serotonin and I bring the depression
— Imran Shah (@imranshah___) September 30, 2020
a relationship should be 0/0, we don’t date so you won’t hurt me ❤️
— Trav (@travis_orr1) September 28, 2020
A relationship should be 50/50; he has Canadian citizenship and I marry him to leave this hell hole
— ᴛitti ɢʀɪᴛᴛɪ (@katittigritti) September 30, 2020
Relationships should be 50/50. I give her money and she uses it to visit her boyfriend in Colorado
— noah but 21 now (@Pikaclicks) September 28, 2020
Relationships should be 50/49. 50 luftballons and 49 luftballons
— jon drake (@DrakeGatsby) September 28, 2020
a relationship should be 50/50 pic.twitter.com/YHovLsYXOR
— rico (@dumbricardo) September 27, 2020
a relationship should be 50/50 we fight and you apologize
— tea (@juliannjacobb) September 27, 2020
a relationship should be 50/50. i drive her to spirit halloween and she looks pretty
— william! (@1800VIRGINITY) September 29, 2020