Time is a priceless artifact for students who balance work and school, yet students seem to find time to date and mingle in between the many time-consuming activities that they are involved in.

Lindsay Hill, senior in history, said the key to dating while in college is having balance.

"Don't say 'I have all of this work for school,' and then not find time for your significant other. You have to find balance."

Students usually write down school assignments in a planner or on a sheet of paper. Easy time-management tools like that can make it easier for students to balance school, homework and personal lives.

Rachel Bullock, junior in English, put it plain and simple: "It's hard to balance dating and school. I definitely use a planner so I know what's due on what day and I don't forget something important. If I have time in between those assignments then I use it to date or just hang out with friends. It's all about prioritizing."

There are benefits to dating in college, too.

"(College) has helped me to meet new people, compared to high school where you're usually with people you grew up with," Hill said.

Networking is one of the top ways to meet new people.

With UT hosting over 28,000 students, it certainly is a great place to start looking.

Hill said she hasn't yet found the right guy, but with plenty more fish in the sea she hasn't given up.

For Bullock, college has allowed her to meet people as well.

"When I first came here it was overwhelming, but there was still a sense of 'Hey, I'm part of something big' and that translates to big benefits such as having options," Hill said. "You can practically meet someone new every single day and that's what I really enjoy about being a student here."

With social media continuously increasing in popularity, many students have turned to social media to keep in touch with significant others.

"You kind of lose the one-on-one contact in a relationship," Hill said, noting that intimacy issues can arise from lack of physical contact.

Bullock, however, thinks social networking can be beneficial in relationships if they are used wisely.

"I think social networks can help couples out as long as they aren't relying on that to be a foundation for their relationship. You have to make time for each other, not just text all the time and talk on Facebook," Bullock said.

Whether or not it creates more pros or cons is up to how students use sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Undeniably, social media sites such as Facebook have allowed students to engage in conversations without the embarrassment of rejection face-to-face.

"It's a lot easier to say no to someone when they haven't taken the time to ask you out in person," Bullock said. "That says something about a person to me. I want someone brave enough to ask me out in person."

It looks like college students have a few tricks up their sleeves that allow them to balance life in their own way.