I think we as a society look for that special person who has the same likes and dislikes as us for example: I love playing and watching sports but that doesn't mean that special someone has to also enjoy those things. As long as you are a caring and honest person I can care less about you liking sports or going to the gym with me.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I think a first date should be something that is not planned just go with the flow because when you plan things they never turn out that way.