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I usually dont set very high expectations for a first date. FACT: Both parties are going to be nervous. That being said, here is a small list of 'reasonable expectations' for a first date:
-Manners: both parties cell phones should be silent or even better, left in the car
-Chivalry: men should open doors and women should say please and thank you. Both parties should share a GENUINE compliment for one another. Do NOT lie or make one up rather, search for an honest compliment
-Honesty: this is a rare opportunity for both parties to put EVERYTHING (within reason) on the proverbial table without fear of repercussions as there are no obligations at this point
-Laughter: the ice must be broken and this can make or break a date as well as set the tone
-Share: share stories, desires, interests, food, and drink
-Consideration: consider reality and don't judge the book by its cover. Its likely the person you are with is terribly nervous and not 110% him/herself. If there is a remote possibility for a second date, let it be known at the end of the first.
Appreciation: thank them for their time, attention, the company, etc
I believe these are the most basic of expectations for any first date and for both men and women alike.