I took my wife out for her first ride. She's kind of a "nervous Nellie" so it's a big step for her. She did great. Of course I took it easy, and she got used to the speed. She held on really tight, not a bad thing.
She's a great passenger. Totally neutral.
Just a fifteen minute hop to a local coffee house then back. Next time a little further. My long term plan is to buy a proper tourer, and make some nice memories.