I dated a guy a long time ago that was ridiculously money conscious. Even when he wasn’t paying, all he could think about was the bill, the tip, the cost in total and it was extremely frustrating.
Finally I asked my father for advice about what I to do in my situation and my dad, simply said, “It’s not about how much the food costs, it only matters what you feel like eating.”
You have to decide now what you want.
No, it’s not new advice but up until now I think you’ve focused only on what you don’t want.