Hi, Dan. First dates can make you nervous, but just be yourself, honey. I think the thing I worried about the most was having something to talk about. So, taking the most important thing out of an old book called "How to Make Friends and Influence People", is talk about her. Everybody likes to talk about themselves. Ask her about what she likes to do, her hobbies, whether she has pets or no pets, whether she like movies, likes reading, etc. Focus on her and not yourself. Nobody gets tired of talking about themselves and it also shows them that you're interested in getting to know them (if you are) lol. You just be you no matter what. It'll be a-okay, my dear. Don't worry about it. Women like confidence, not to be confused with being cocky. (Which I can already tell you're not that.) I hope this helps you and I hope you have a great time on your date. 8-)
"Breaking the ice" and trying to make the other person comfortable. Keep the conversation light and casual. Once this happens, I bet you will be surprised how much easier (and enjoying) the date will go. Talk about things that you know you have in common, don't get into any "deep" or overly personal conversation. Enjoy!!!!
When I was younger I used to get first date jitters really bad and out id nervousness I couldnt be myself, but once I got used to the whole dating thing I realized it was much easier to just be yourself which is all it takes. If they dont like you for who you are then forget em!