British newspaper executives Jonathan Harmsworth and Murdoch Mac Lennan, from DMGT, were reportedly inspired by the idea and flew to Stockholm on a 'fact-finding mission' with a view to developing their own version.DMGT subsequently launched a newspaper using the same name but with a different logo on Tuesday March 16 1999.Make a decision in advance — then you won’t be dreading the bill and will feel in control.True equality is when you offer each other the same rights and opportunities.Because, ultimately, there’s no such a thing as ‘financial incompatibility’.If you can’t bear to slum it in Pizza Express with a lower-earning partner or stay in an Airbnb instead of a swanky spa hotel, perhaps you’re just incompatible generally.In the years followings its launch, the paper's distribution was gradually expanded to other major UK cities, including Manchester and Birmingham.By 2004 its reach was extended further, becoming available in more urban areas including Nottingham, Bristol and Bath.
Metro was launched initially as a London-only newspaper with an original print run of 85,000 copies, which were distributed via dedicated bins in London Underground stations.And this isn’t a feminism issue — a man can easily have the same dilemma with his hotshot banker girlfriend (though until the gender pay gap evens out, statistically there will be more women in my position then men). I asked him if he was happy with our unspoken you-pay-for-expensive-stuff-I-pay-for-cheap-stuff dynamic. But it surprised me to learn that he’d been quietly pondering this as much as me.I’ve been in my ‘financially incompatible’ relationship for two years — neither of us have had to slum it or break the bank. It’s not about the money, it’s about the principle and the expression of independence.However the Irish edition was closed down in December 2014.For the first time in its history, Metro temporarily published seven days a week during the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, providing free copies to spectators at the Games as well as the general public.