I would describe myself as stable in my career and goal oriented. I'm witty, so be able to take a joke about yourself and I'll be able to take one right back. I am intelligent and can carry on meaningful conversations, as well as those more on the lighthearted side. There is no need to be serious all the time. I like being a gentleman and opening doors...just don't rush to get it first :-)
Lets not beat around the bush, I feel there has to be mutual physical attraction for there to be good chemistry between each other. So having good looks is important, and having a sensual affectionate side is key.
I listen to Shakira everyday on the way to work (in case she ever sees this), terrified of spiders (if you can take care of them, you get bonus points), and have a colorful taste in shoes. I played tennis in college and still play now for fun. I like going on day trips, hiking some local trails with my dog, and am a sushi junkie. I'm not hard to please, and enjoy time spent together regardless of whatever the occasion is.
I think going out for dinner/sushi, drinks or taking a walk together are good choices. If you are up for the challenge, how about tennis.
What I want from a first date is to turn into a second date. The first date is always a little awkward to start with and still in the process of feeling each other out. By the second date you can let loose a little bit and get to know each other more than just what's on the surface.