For singletons in the UK dating can be an expensive and time consuming process. Brits go on an average of 10 first dates[i] and it’s estimated that each date costs an average of £206.87[ii]. With 6 out of 10 of us having experienced a really bad first date, that’s a lot of cash and nervous energy wasted[iii]!


Bach OriginalTM Flower Remedies have teamed up with, a brand new matchmaking website to put together top tips to help you ace your first date. Great news considering a recent survey has suggested you’ve only got 12 minutes to impress on a first date and people are looking at your smile (64%), whether you make eye contact (58%) and the tone of your voice (25%)[iv].


Rachael Wardle (Founder of gives these top tips:

  1. Wear what you feel great in! It may sound simple but wearing something you feel great in will boost your self-esteem. Feeling like yourself and knowing you look good helps calm the pre date nerves!
  2. Don’t be tempted by the Dutch courage pre date drink. Why not try Bach Original Flower Remedy Larch and  stop being nervous and be confident and self assured.
  3. Have an open mind. It’s always best to go in to a date thinking positively, but don’t expect to hear the sound of wedding bells. If you have an open mind it can take the pressure off, and you’ll find it a lot easier to ease in to the date and just enjoy it. Remember to ask questions; this is a great way to show you’re interested and it also takes the attention off you for a moment.
  4. Be the best you. On a first date you want to show the best version of yourself, but how do you do this if you’re feeling nervous? Our advice is to think ahead to some of the common ice breakers like; “What did you get up to last week?” Share something interesting or fun you have done recently or you have planned. Having familiar things to talk about will put you in your comfort zone, and spark conversation.


From the makers of RESCUE®, Bach Original Flower Remedies balance your emotions and allow you to fulfill your potential with the system of 38 flower essences for emotional wellbeing. They are the original flower essences, produced according to Dr Bach’s traditional methods, which date back over 75 years, and many of the plants used originate from the Bach Centre garden in rural Oxfordshire. Suitable for all the family.


Available from Holland & Barrett, most independent pharmacy, health food stores or, RRP £6.99.  For more information, visit is a new matchmaking site where people can match make a single friend or family member. They are running an exclusive competition offering 2 winners a free session with UK’s leading Dating coach James Preece.