Dating can seem like you're being looked at under a microscope, find somewhere to occasionally point the microscope... you and he will be glad you did.
Here are some options:
Anything you can eat with your hands, that's on fire, where you sit on the ground. Anywhere that has belly dancing or sword dancing.
If it's a day date:
Picnic, wine, cheese, salami (pun intended) fruit, something sweet!
Rollerskating, Ice Skating, Horseback riding, cycling (
Baseball games are fun, even if you don't like baseball, hot dogs, popcorn, beer.. what's not to love?
It's unpretentious and can be a great conversation piece when you are at dinner AFTERWARDS (see microscope reference above)
If you feel like you are at a loss and feel self conscious, think of the most interesting things about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, work) and ask him about those areas of his life. If he is uncomfortable he will in knee jerk capacity ask you to answer the same question, you will have a question you guided him to and something you enjoy talking about.
If he says or does something weird, give him the chance to recover without making a big deal over anything. Dating is FULL of those moments, it's how you recover from the peculiar that defines you, NOT *if* you say/do something peculiar...rest assured you will, so will he, and it's ok.
Don't Panic, Don't Project & Have Fun!