I don't really agree with the having to be alone based on financial reasons. I view being in a long term relationship as an agreement to accept the other person's faults - money matters included. You agree to play on the same team and being on that team may mean making sacrifices that aren't always ideal, but you make them anyway for the greater good of your team. As long as both you and your partner are transparent about all aspects of your life (including debts) then I see no reason why it can't work. I knew getting married to my partner would ultimately hurt my credit score and finances, but did it anyway because being with them is way better than being without. Life is about finding a happy balance and it never works the way you always thought it would.
Maybe it's just the Vegas vacation part....that city is it's own animal and sucks a lot of energy and money out of you no matter how well you budget. Don't get me wrong Vegas is a blast, but not my idea of a relaxing budget friendly vacation.
The Beatles LOVE show is, in fact, amazing. (Have loved the Beatles since I was wee) I too was tricked by the illusion of things being close to each other on the Vegas strip. One 45 minute walk later and a group of really angry friends made for one fun vacation story later....after the blisters healed.
You can use those bananas with those chocolate chips to make some killer pancakes and thus saving the bananas from their trash can fate!