Usually dinner or a coffee date is the your typical first date for a meet and greet. Nothing wrong with that. Its a great ice breaker to meet the voice ( or in this case, writing ) behind the scenes. By all means I'm not above it. But to me it lacks spontanaity, and a feel of what the person you are seeing is really like.
I am no chef, but comming from a family of a Italian decent, my mother taught me well how to cook. Upon your agreement of course, I would like to invite you to my kitchen. Where I would cook for you; we can sit and enjoy each other's company away from all the hype. Although I must say I'm better on my grill. I make a great steak, and the best potatoes you have ever eaten....//Then, if you like my cooking, and we hit it off, and you see I'm a teddybear and not a grizzly, we can surprise each other on how good we look in out fancy pants and go for a romantic dinner and a night out on the town. Why open all of our presents at one time. Save a gift for each time we meet. !!