Musings of a Intern: Advice’s summer intern, Silvia, will be blogging weekly about her experiences working at Match and revealing the behind the scenes of the world’s largest dating site.

One of my favorite intern responsibilities is to read through the many success stories we receive each day and upload to our success story database. It’s so much fun to read other individual’s love stories and the insightful tips and advice they share with us.

Since I’m known to be a pretty generous gal, I want to share some of the best and funny tips and pieces of advice that I’ve seen with my favorite readers!

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(All photos were found on Pinterest!)

Profile Pointers:

“Keep it simple and keep it real. Let’s be honest, I wasn’t about to read a novel.” –Stephanie from League City, TX

“I think it’s always great when you know what you want and it’s okay to put that in your profile. You want to come across as approachable and not intimidating.” –Sarti from Chicago, IL

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Photo Ideas/Advice:

“Include family and friends, but don’t have lots of opposite sex photos and NO BATHROOM MIRROR photos.” –David from Mission Valley, CA

“Don’t try too hard. The pictures should reflect your personality and be casual! To all men out there: PLEASE keep your shirts on. Even if you have a great body, this really just makes you look like a tool.” –Sarah from Centreville, VA

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Successful Emails:

“Show your personality. Keep it light at the beginning, then make sure you’re 100% honest with your cares, concerns, excitement, etc. You have to take a risk and put yourself out there…nothing in life worth having is easy.” –Heather from Spring, TX

“The emails that I thought were most successful were short, and asked about the other person. They still shared a bit about themselves to give me something to go on, but didn’t ramble about themselves. A lot of guys referenced things I’d said on my profile.” –Lauren from Cupertino, CA

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First Date Advice:

“Be safe–that is the highest priority! Be courteous–you only get one chance to make a great first impression. Be yourself–let your date get to know the “real” you and don’t pretend to be something you’re not.” –Peggy from Indianapolis, IN

“Just relax and enjoy. Get to know him her and let him or her to get to know you. Don’t stress out on do’s and don’ts on your first date. You are who you are. If he or she is not the one, then it’s ok and move on.” –Del from Lakewood, CA

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Don’t Give Up:
“Don’t settle. Make a list and stick to it. Get what you want.” –Megan from Tulsa, OK

“Do. Not. Give. Up. Ever. Don’t give up on finding love, and don’t give up on Match. I almost did. I almost ignored the email that introduced me to Laura. Had I known then what I do now, I wouldn’t have waited the week to reactivate my subscription, and I wouldn’t have let it expire in the first place.” –Mike from Geneva, IL

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Read more tips and advice from our success couples here:! What piece of advice or tip will you use? Share your favorite in the comment section below!

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