Let's go do things, get to know each other in person, and go from there.
The man I like is respectful, intelligent, attractive, and interesting. He will put on a suit and take me out in style one day and wear jeans and hike at Red Rock another. He wants to take me out, enjoys vacations and wants to show me off to everyone (because I'm so awesome!). Are you him?
A first date is for meeting; to see the real person and know if you feel chemistry and will get along.
Although I want a serious relationship in the end, you need to start out getting to know someone... so, let's get to square one, meeting.