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The Bachelor & the Poor Man: Down to Chinatown

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chicagochinatown.jpgGateway to Chinatown (photo: Albert Yau)

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By Thursday, you all will have filed your income taxes (hopefully), so I've written this week's dating ideas for the very, very poor man -- two dates for under $30!

Most of us probably know there's a lot of good eatin' down in Chinatown (OK, so I might be a little biased), but what you may not know about is, well, everything else offered in Chinatown.

Not to worry. Last season's Bachelor Jake was fairly ignorant, too, as evidenced by his lame tour of San Francisco's Chinatown with runner-up Tenley last season, when he uttered what I'd call the least sophisticated sentence ever said by a commercial pilot: "We're exploring San Francisco, Chinatown. It's amazing. You feel like you're in a foreign country."

The Poor Man: For $30, get a private one-hour walking tour of the 'hood, courtesy of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. You learn a bit of history about Chinatown and Chicago, and it's smart, cultured and a spectacle for the eyes -- everything you hope your date will be.They can even arrange a meal for you afterwards if you aren't familiar with the area's cuisine.

The Really Poor Man: So you're really, really, really poor? Yeah, me too. Try having a night in and, for about $5 bucks, bake a batch of fortune cookies together instead! It's cheesy but also laid-back and cute -- everything I hope my dates will be.

Here's a recipe I like.

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