Life in the university is exciting. At times, it can also be stressful. This is one of the reasons why some students find a means of relaxation or a break from the monotony of studying. For some, sports is the answer. Others like to go out and party, while some students prefer to explore the outdoors during weekends. Some students prefer to go out and date. But what happens if you do not have a date? What happens if you have no idea where to look for a date? The answer is on the Internet: online dating.

It may sound ridiculous to some, but a lot of university students actually found their partners through the help of online dating services. If you haven’t tried it yet, here are three tips especially meant for university freshmen and students like you:

1. Create an honest profile on your chosen dating service site.

Some people take advantage of the fact that they have the option not to tell the truth on their dating profiles. Do not be one of them. Be honest and describe yourself as you are. Give your real age and your correct height and weight. When someone expresses an interest in you and requests for a chat with you, show that person the real you right away.

2. Do not copy-paste personal messages.

There’s a reason why they are called personal; because it is you who writes them. Find time and exert some effort to create a sincere and original first message to someone you are interested in getting to know. Don’t just copy song lyrics or a poem you saw online. Find time to visit that person’s profile and use the information you gather to create a unique and heartfelt message. Each message you send should be personalized and suited to the person you are giving it to.

3. Use your best photo to accompany your profile.

One of the very first things that online dating site members will see is your photo. Therefore, it is  important to make a good impression through your photo. Choose your best photo and post this on your profile. Be sure that it is a full-length or full-body photo. Avoid using group photos as this will make it difficult for your probable dates to identify you.