What you will discover when we meet is someone who thinks of himself as having a broad sense of humor, sometimes a smart guy and a devilishly handsome critter. My musical likes move from New Orleans funk to JJ Gray & Mofro, Jazz (Bird and Coltrane) to some classical (Brahms to Segovia). Sailing and hanging around a beach take up some of my Summer when I'm here. My fish camp in the foot hills of the Rockies takes the rest. Cooking for a few friends or going to interesting small restaurants appeals to me to. For enjoyment and later business I have traveled a lot. Both have taken me around the world. Have lived and, in some cases, gone to school in Australia, Italy and Southeast Asia. My curiosity about many things means I read and collect books and things indiginus to the places I've passed through. Quiet times include looking off the porch at the beach at night, listening to the ocean on a sail boat, and, riding horses to my fish camp the Rockies. In all these places the sounds and silence calm you down and give you perspective.
How about some burnt, bitter Mocha Lattee at Starbucks with a thawed stale danish? Hell of a great start. However, coffee or a drink with appetizers and talk wouldn't be bad.
A real date with a new person would depend on conversations beforehand. It should be unplanned, but with some things in mind. Part of beginning to know someone is hearing their voice describing themselves and their interests. What's funny, what's curious and what grabs their attention. Their cautions and what they would like to do all gives some in site into what your date should be like. Maybe some music, a restaurant and a walk to a pier or seaside garden, so that you can have fun understanding more about each other.
Later when both of us have had time to think about whether it was fun maybe a second date might work out. If she's not afraid of sailing, a day on the water, stopping for a fresh seafood lunch at a creek pier, and then watching the light change as you come back in. Other wise a night eating Chinese or Cuban food, maybe a live band at the Pour House, and then drinks on the rooftop bar. Where are you interesting ladies?