Double date as a first date

So I recently starting talking to this guy I got introduced to and he asked me out kind of I guess. He said he’ll bring his mate along and I can bring a friend of mine

Is that weird for a first date? I don’t know his friend and he doesn’t know mine, I barely know the guy himself so I don’t really know. Is it even a date or are we just hanging out?

Part of me is like it eases the pressure a little bit but also I’m like why doesn’t he want to do a one on one thing. Then I’m like maybe he’s doing this so he doesn’t seem to forward or make me feel uncomfortable I’m not really sure