Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm open to many different types of settings. A walk in the park, or on the beach. Meeting at a cute coffee shop, or 50s-style diner. Then, if we really hit it off, an eventual dinner at a lovely restaurant with "atmosphere" (does not have to be fancy or upscale). I live in San Francisco, where there are a lot of poetry and book readings at bars and coffeehouses; if you're also into that scene, I think they would also be great places for a first date. For me, the possibilities are endless. I think it's almost more what you make the date to be than the setting.