Okay, so you’ve impressed your date with that fancy dinner for two you’ve won from the Seattle Times web site. Um… now what?
I mean, if you tell your date that you got the dinner for free, it’s not all that impressive, is it? But if you lie, and pretend you’re shelling out bucks on a fancy meal, than she might reasonably assume that you can afford to spend money like that, thus setting up the expectation of future pricy meals. Or, she might guess that you can’t afford to spend money like that, and thus assume you’re pretty damn irresponsible.
Or let’s say it works, and a fancy dinner really does impress your date, and maybe you get lucky later. If that’s the sort of shallow relationship you’re looking for, wouldn’t it be cheaper and more honest in the long run just to frequent hookers?
Personally, I’d rather impress my date with who I am, rather than what kind of restaurant I appear to be able to afford… though perhaps that explains why I’m divorced and single.