I don't really think in terms of "dates". I'm a real casual kind of guy, so a first "date" could really be anything, because I believe that it's whether I make an honest connection with another person that matters most -- not just what we did or where we went.
I believe in spontaneity and being able to make the best of any situation is crucial to my being able to "click" with someone. For example, I've made meaningful connections with women while standing in line at DMV that were more memorable than "dates" where we had followed some kind of plan... like going to an amusement park and/or an expensive restaurant.
I like planned "dates" that are activities which have a mutually shared experience value completely unrelated to any possible romantic outcome. Like... I don't dance. I'd love to meet a woman who is a great dancer who'd be patient enough to teach me. Or... paint, sculpt, rebuild an engine, skydive, bunji-jumping, shoot guns, whatever. Those experiences have real value that I'd cherish as much as our friendship.