For the first-time date, it can be a really daunting task, especially you have come off online dating. It has also come in a research that people tend to show a duality of persona while chatting online and offline. Deciding the place of meeting can be one such task where both the person should have similar thinking and choice. Both of you should come down to one place and do not make it a scene of choice. Try and avoid your frequently visited place because, in case of any wrong happening, you still want to go there frequently. For the first time, trying meeting gently at a coffee shop or for a beer at a beer house or at any such place. You can decide to meet at an outdoor mall but there should be the general consensus as far the choice of the place is concerned.
The basic gay dating etiquettes refer that the person asking the other should always pay and it applies to all kinds of relationships as well. Here bringing about ego is not advised, it should also not be about your wallets or anything. The major focus should be on the worth of time you are spending with a person for the first time. If you are the one who has been asked out, then also never assume that the person asking out will pay. A gentle gesture of making payment can melt his heart for you and keep you outside the league of most men. For the first time, bring enough money to cover the expenses and then some to cater to anything extra happening that day too.
However, there is no hard and fast rule about this, most of the dating experts in gay section believe that a first-time meeting kiss should convey a general gesture and any intense kiss must be avoided on the first date itself. While it may seem alright for you in that instance, but the other person might think that you are being desperate to enter into a relationship and may get afraid to continue the meeting also.