This one may depend on the person you’re dating, your budget and how much time you have to prepare for the date. I believe if you’re a guy (because it seems we are expected to pick up the tab on the first date) you should work within your budget. Since you are likely choosing what the date will consist of you will be able to plan around that budget. The person you’re dating may have a particular spot that they would like to go to. If you’ve asked your date if they had a particular spot in mind, you may have to take them there.