My ideal first date would be doing something fun and laid back. As an huge baseball fan, going to a game would be an amazing first date.
A perfect date could be a number of things, fishing trip, sports game, basketball or football. a nice walk. Im easy to please
I think it's better knowing each other through some kind of activities. I find it awkward to sit face to face and do the "usuals". Something like origami class, board game night, etc.
Coffee, dinner, Football game, park, art exhibit
Going to New Orleans eating gambling and drinking.