I'm a recent college graduate who has a clear understand of what he wants. I've been through a lot compared to other people my age and those experiences have made me appreciate many things. I want to find someone who is optimistic and happy, though I imagine most people say that. I'm not looking for something quick or short term...I want to find someone to settle down with.
Learn as much as I can about her. There is no special formula for a "perfect first date"; it can be done in a variety of settings and a variety of ways. One constant would be me listening to her and trying to learn who she is. Whether that's over a cup of coffee, a casual lunch, or dessert at my place is up in the air.