Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First of all, I do look like my pictures - although I won't be wearing the red dress on a first date. If you don't think I look like my pictures, I promise to buy you drinks until I do.
I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about meeting someone. I really do date, not just email. But no, I don't date everyone who emails me. (When a man says I am picky, that means I didn't date him or wouldn't go out on a second date with him. You should be picky, too. I'd hate to think you were dating me because you are desperate.) It's very unlikely that I will kiss you on the first date. That's not meant as a challenge. It's just meant to let you know that I don't kiss total strangers. Once you're out of the stranger zone, look out! I think it's worth getting to know me, but you'll have to be the judge of that.
I'd offer to meet you for coffee, but I don't like coffee. (I love the smell of coffee, though.) Although I'm not a teetotaler, my favorite drink is milk! Who meets for a glass of milk?
How about a museum? A museum guarantees we have something interesting to talk about and is usually quiet enough to hold a conversation.
We could take a dog for a walk. Yours, mine, or both.
...or surprise me with an interesting first date idea!
Whatever it is, I'd prefer something low pressure. Are you willing to take things slowly and see where they lead? I'd really like to go on my last first date....but for the near term, it would be nice just to have a first date that was promising enough to want a second date.