Blind dates are spine-chilling and the mere thought of it can send jitters down your spine. At the same time, it can be very exciting and an excellent opportunity to find your romantic interest.
Nonetheless, such dates are very similar to 'the first meeting'. The biggest glitch lies in the fact, it's an actual date as compared to a casual meeting with friends. Thus, you need to take a few precautions, if you are going on such a date.
Remember, it's not your first date, so the set doesn't have to be romantic. Choosing a fairly crowded place, will be a good escape from awkward moments, if any. Moreover, being in familiar surroundings will make you feel more comfortable.
Asking him to pick you up from a certain place, will make you dependent on him. In case, the date takes a nasty turn, your own mode of transport can help you get out of the situation as quickly as possible.
A blind date, is when you are meeting the person for the first time, which is why you need to put your best foot forward, with sober, simplistic and sophisticated clothing.
However, since it is a blind date, or the first meeting ever, share the expense. Why should only one person bear the brunt of it, if at the end you are still looking out for options to date?
The ending can get a bit awkward. However, make sure that you've thanked the person at the end of the date. You don't really have to be open about what you felt about the person, but you surely can make it clear whether you would want to meet again or no.