The first date happens to be something that gets everyone worked up about, and rightfully so at that. Even though you’ve already made your first impression leading to the date itself; but a glimpse of the relationship ahead is found somewhere in that date. You should acknowledge that the pressure is mutual. If you’re the one asking someone out, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible as you don’t want them to have anything short of perfect. On the other hand if you’re the one being asked out, you want to make sure that they don’t regret it.
We all have our own ways to deal with such pressures, but here a few things which may help ease things for both of you, and possibly result in the date you both want;
Plan the date
Decide what you want to do on the date and make sure it is something that you both would enjoy. This is easier when you know the concerned person to some extent; but in some cases that may not be so. Even then, there is no need to panic, all you need to do is ask. If they are reluctant in telling you what they would like to do, provide them with options, and that would be settled. But don’t take their reluctance to be a sign of disinterest; they probably don’t want to end up making you do something that you might not like.