The first meal a guy ever cooked for me was roast chicken. I was so impressed, which shows I was also incredibly naive. Roasting a chicken is stupid-easy: you don't even need a roasting pan.
Using a cast-iron skillet, it only takes an hour to cook a juicy, tender bird with crispy, salty skin. You already have all the equipment you need. Just go get a bird. And also someone you can impress who hasn't read this yet.