On a first time meeting I like to keep it simple.....somewhere in public, but private enough where we can talk (and listen) to each other without having to raise our voices to be heard. A early evening walk on the beach fits the bill nicely. We can always grab a bite afterwards if we are so moved, or the 'meet and greet' cup-o-joe. Either works just fine for me. If we hit it off, then a more romantic, place we'll always remember as our 'first date place' is in order. And if for some reason it's not a connection, no worries....at least we got to enjoy the fresh air and meet someone new.