If you finally got the number and the date, then you have to make sure that you do not ruin all that progress by taking her on a bad date. While you are not really in control of everything that will happen while the two of you are outside, you still want to make sure that everything goes smoothly. You also want to make sure that you select a place where the two of you can talk without many interruptions or distractions. You want the first date remembered as a memorable one for all the good reasons and not because things went bad.
The Movie Theater
A lot of guys will choose to ask for a movie date as a first date and that is a big mistake. The reason this is a popular mistake is because guys think that the movie theater will be dark and it will let them get close to the girl; the problem with that way of thinking is that you are counting your chickens before they hatch. There is no reason for her to let you get close and while it does happen, it could also be something that will end the date soon and end any chances that you have for a second date.
Choose a café instead of a movie as it gives you many advantages. You will be able to talk in a comfortable atmosphere. Heading to a café is the perfect chance to get to know each other, but make sure you do not talk about yourself all the time without letting her tell you more about herself.
Dancing is another popular first date which guys think will give them a chance to get close to the girl they are going on a date with. There are a couple of problems with picking a dance club for a first date. The first problem that you will have is that the music will usually be too loud to talk and if that were not enough there is a second problem. That second problem is that you will have a lot of competition out there. She does not yet need to show loyalty to you so if she finds someone else in the dance club, then you could be going home alone while she dances the night away with some other guy.
Try a dancing class instead. By heading to a dance class you will still have your opportunity to get close to her, but you will not have to deal with other guys approaching her. It is also a good way to make sure that you will be able to talk and laugh with each other. The fact that you are putting yourself in a place where you will be a little vulnerable (but not really) will make you look like a superstar in her eyes and make for a very memorable date.
An amusement park is a double-edged sword. In one hand it can go great if you both like thrill rides and it can give you an amazing time that you will both remember. On the other hand if she does not like roller coasters and you do she may feel obligated to go on which will make her date miserable. The amusement park is better left for a third or fourth date when you have both discussed the possibility and you both are sure that it is something that you want to do.