A first date is so tricky. You have all the pressure of first impressions, all the awkwardness and excitement of newness and possibility. I like the idea of keeping a first date simple. It's all about getting a feel for the person and seeing how the vibes go. I like the idea of dinner for a first date, with no definite plans for anything else. Doing something else should be an option, though. If it's going well, we should go to a coffee house or a bar or a movie or something similarly low key, to continue getting to know each other.