It has been awhile since I have dated. I guess having been hurt so many times I built a wall up and avoided anything near a intimate relationship for a long time. I want to find someone I can trust, someone whose presence excites me on more than one level. I want to finally leave my safe little place and rediscover the joy that comes when you risk your heart and have your feelings returned. Having said all that and having meant every word, I do need to let ya know I also have very sarcastic side to me.
The first date should always be something simple and informal like going out for coffee. You and your date meet at the coffee shop at a certain time and then talk for an hour or so. During that short time both of you will know if there's ANY kind of spark or if the other person is totally incompatible. At the end of that time if you are interested in the other person, you would then ask them out. Where you go for your "second" date would probably be the old movie/dinner or dinner/movie deal with the man paying for everything.