rezdylan saidI avoid dinner/movie first dates. Because really, do you want to invite someone to watch you shovel food in your mouth then sit in a dark room with 300 other strangers who will yell at you if you talk? Also, it's uncreative.
I like activity-oriented first dates. Bowling, hiking, etc. It gives you ample talk-time and you have the bond-strengthening satisfaction of completing an activity with someone.
A perfect second date is a movie at home, cuddled up, with liberal portions of make-out.
I think this is great, great advice. An activity is great, during the day, time to talk, take the pressure off.
It's good to simply approach it as friends and see what develops. It might be best to de-emphasize the romantic aspect.
That way, you're really approaching him as a friend first and no matter what happens, good or bad, you'll always have that.