I think the dating world is kind of backwards. I would prefer the first date to be a night in watching netflix getting each other's vibe, then we roam the town when we're comfortable with each other. However, I understand why women don't want to be alone with a stanger, so universally awkward first date dinner and/or drinks it is.
Sometimes I like to listen to conservative talk radio and watch Fox News. They are brilliant pieces of fiction set in a parallel universe where science is just a conspiracy made by godless liberals because they hate freedom and corporations are primarily motivated to make the world a more prosperous place for everyone.