Always tell someone where you are going - NO SECRET meeting!
yep, there's a lot of good meets out there... there's some really not so good ones too when you're on own
if he's a goodun, have fun... just don't trust anyone, ya know, not properly, you could get a nasty shock even if he seems real nice to start out with.
I've met lots of folk online and hope to meet more- without any romantic involvement - so far so good. But that can change very quickly if you're out of your depth and see something that doesn't gel.
Neutral ground, public place.
Hope it works out for you