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How to Plan Cheap Dates That Seem Expensive

You have a date this weekend, but your bank account balance is low. Plan an inexpensive outing that won't make you look cheap.


  • Step 1: Dress up a little. Put some thought and care into your outfit.
  • Step 2: Make a fancy dinner. Lay out a nice tablecloth, your finest dinnerware, and a couple of wine glasses. Pick classy meals that are cheap to make, such as eggplant parmesan. Serve a bottle of wine.
  • TIP: Decorate the plates with a garnish, and drizzle any sauce over the dish in patterns to make it look professional.
  • Step 3: Attend an independent or experimental theater where the tickets cost less than those of a professional theater company.
  • Step 4: Visit a museum or an aquarium. Many museums offer free admission one evening of the week.
  • Step 5: Go to a free wine tasting at a local winery. The ambiance of the winery will add to the illusion.
  • Step 6: Take your date to a fancy restaurant for lunch. Many restaurants offer cheaper lunch menus with smaller portions. It will look like you can afford to go to an expensive restaurant even when you can't.
  • FACT: As of 2006 there were 92 million singles in the United States.

You Will Need

  • Nice clothes
  • Tablecloth
  • Dinnerware
  • Wineglasses
  • Bottle of wine

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