Oh my! I haven’t dated since 1979. OK, usually a date is with some I already know. A classmate or mutual friend. Never submit to a blind date unless the person who set it up comes along to witness the impending disaster.
If I were unsure how the evening will go, dress nice but not provocative. Don’t let the guy pay for everything, at least contribute the meal tip.
If he walks you to your car, expect a kiss, but keep your hand on the pepper spray.