The ideal first date could be enjoying a delicious cup of coffee (or two) while perusing a local (or foreign) newspaper in a cozy little coffee shop. Instead of stumbling around thinking of what topic to discuss, a newspaper would take the guesswork out of that delimma and we would have a range of topics on which to discuss our points of view and where our interests lie. We have a good chance of learning if we have similar interests.
Of course we don't have to adhere strictly to a newspaper.
I DID say I liked to read, right? I refuse to attend rodeos, circuses, dog fights, or ANY activity that promotes animal abuse. If you are into any of the aforementioned, keep fishin'!