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.