Ok, so you're frustrated that he's asking you to drive an equal distance, but irritated that he didn't ask for your input on where he wanted to take you to dinner. Frankly, it just doesn't sound like you're really that into this guy, period.
It sounds like you're cherry picking things to create excuses not to go.
I think it's the interaction and the synergy which make for a healthy potential, not the gallons of gasoline or jet fuel burned getting one's butt to the location. You've actually heard from several females - me included.
Stop and think about it - you're seriously trying to predict the way the entire relationship might play out based on his suggestion that you drive 15 miles.
When I said yes, he then suggested meeting in a particular town because it is halfway between us (we live 30 miles apart).
So why is it that most of the time you prefer to choose a location near the woman's place? And you actually were the one who suggested meeting halfway for the first date without asking her where she wanted to meet?