hhhmmm, well, considering i'm not actually looking to do the dateing thing, rather more of just "see if we can get along" sort of thing. i would have to say probably meet for coffee or something somewhere. then maybe (if you play an instrument) we could cruise music stores, drooling over the gear we can't afford. or (if your not musical) find something we are both interested in doing for a few hours, like taking a walk along the river or something. depends on the person and interests. i don't have a "set formulae" for meeting people. why don't you suggest something? how's that for "new and refreshing"?? yeah, that's right, you want equal rights, here's your chance. take charge and surprise me.