Most Helpful Girl
Not much of an expense and it's still cute and charming in a way - you get to talk and see if you're compatible. Sounds perfect.
Most Helpful Guy
Depends on how well you know this individual ahead of time. If its a we know each others names it would be a good place to start as it is cheep and sparks communication.
If I'm going on a first date with a good friend of mine, historically it's been a movie and lunch.