My ideal first date is something simple. I would probably pick up and go to a bonfire at a friends home if it's warm outside. Once there my female friends will likely drag you off and make you feel right at home as they tell you all my filthy little secrets.
If it's a cold night I would likely rent a movie to watch with a couple of friends. It's where I feel most comfortable and am most outgoing. Awkward silences are taken up by other conversation.
Later dates might include finding a dark spot to park so we can sit on the tailgate of my truck and watch a meteor shower or just contemplate the stars.