I'm in politics with a pretty active social/evening life, but also love to just relax with friends. Looking for friends, and someone to spend down time with.
The point to the first date should be getting to know the other person as best as possible in a relatively short amount of time to determine if they are a good match and if the two will enjoy spending time together. So, any setting that allows for discussion, but also fun and sharing of good moments is best. Ideal settings include a quiet dinner and drinks, playing putt-putt, a walk in a shopping district, or any other environment that gives a considerable amount of time to focus on the other person.