If we ignore the literal 'first time we met' bit and change it to the first time we went out I can tell you exactly what Partner-who-loves-tea was wearing on our first date. She was wearing pink. Pink, pink and more pink with white shoes.
Now I am one of those sad, honest men who is rarely able to lie when asked for his opinion. I try to be tactful but I don't lie. So 'Does my bum look big in this?' would tend to be greeted with 'I'm not sure it flatters you.'
So, looking for something complimentary to say to P-w-l-t on our first date I was a bit stuck because I absolutely hate pink. So I settled for 'I like your shoes!'
I'm surprised she didn't scratch her head at this weird behaviour and just turn round and walk away. Fortunately she didn't and we're still together nearly thirty years later.