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I think dress casual is appropriate for a first date. You don't want to look too casual but expensive dresses and tuxedos are over kill. Then again it depends on what the first date involves. I never ask the girl to pay for half of the evenings expenses but some have offered or even insisted. As for getting intimate, I never go into a situation with any expectations, unless we've done a fair amount of conversing prior to our first meeting and have already expressed the desire to kiss or even have sex. I've gone on dates where the end resulted in a handshake and others where we found ourselves in a hotel room.