swm, just cracked 30 years old, live alone in my own home. i have worked in the same industry for the past 11 years. love my job, and looking for a woman to spoil.
From my expereinces of first dates, I've come to relize that you can never go wrong taking her to dinner. It gives you the oppertunity to have a drink or two (providing she drinks)and hopefully have a great conversation so that we can have the chance to get to know eachother better, while enjoying a good meal. I like taking my first date to a restuarnt attached to a mall. ya sure, you mostly get your normal mall type chain rest. such as TGI Fridays or something like that. but then again, its not all abou the rest, it's all about the location.
During the coarse of dinner, you know wheather or not you seem to like her, and even if you are in to her. and you'll get a sence of how she likes you back. if we seem to "hit it off" and are enjoying each others company, then once desert has been served, and after i have paid for the dinner, if things are going good, at some point during desert, suggest a walk through the mall to just window shop.
if she says yes, and she too wants to extend the date, then window shop. you can always tell alot about a girl by what stores she likes to go to and wants to stop at. for example, does she want to go by the pet shop?? (animal lover maybe?) or does she want to go by the toy store,or steight to the express?? you can tell alot.
anyway, when she finds something she really likes, something that maybe she's always wanted, or even something that reminds her of the night, and most importanlty...me, then buy it for her. as long as it's not toooooo expensive. nothing more than $100. $150 tops. but if she seems to be worth it, then do it.
becouse you just never know...
That might be the last "First Date" you ever go on.