A first date/meeting date is an opportunity to be yourself while getting to know the other person. Location is not important, but do make it public for a first date. Relax, don't stress about meeting the person and you'll find out quickly whether or not you want to see each other again.
I think first date a great rapport between myself and my date is important, there is nothing better than to find that you can both speak freely, with ease and understanding. The feeling that the right 'chemistry' may exist is exciting.