Trying to follow the abbreviations used in online dating sites can be, well, trying.
It’s easy to get lost in the slang that other members of the virtual dating community use as shorthand.
Everyone is on their phones because, quite simply, it’s become the best way to contact potential partners. And there is a whole, racy new language being used which makes traditional Lonely Hearts columns look like a choirboy’s hymn sheet.
Matt Verity, co-founder of True View, says: ‘It may seem like there’s a lot of new stuff to navigate, which might make singles who have recently come back onto the market feel a bit daunted, but once they’ve got the hang of it, they will be fine.
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HWP Height/weight proportionate IR Interracial IRL In Real Life ISO In search of J Jewish K Kids Kino L Lesbian LD Light drinker LDR Long Distance Relationship LDS Latter Day Saints (Mormon)LS Legally separated, or Light smoker M Male MBA Married but available MBC Married black couple MM Marriage minded MSM Men seeking men, or Men who have sex with men MSW Men seeking women Mt F Male-to-female transgendered MWC Married white couple NA Native American NBM Never been married ND or N/D Non-drinker, No drinking, or No drugs Neg a backhanded compliment N/Drugs No drugs NK or N/K No kids NS or N/S Non-smoker NSA No strings attached NRE New Relationship Energy Open Relationship P Professional, or Parent PA Personal Attachment or Pleasing Appendage Pan pansexual Pansexual where gender is irrelevant Peacocking attracting attention through props and clothing PC Politically Correct, Personal Computer PD Public Display of Affection PDA Public Display of Affection Poly polyamory POSSLQ Person of opposite sex sharing living quarters RL Real Life, i.e.
not online, or in-person S Single SBF Single black female SBi F Single bisexual female SBM Single black male SD Social drinker SGL Single SI Similar interests SO Significant Other SOH Sense of humor STDs Sexually transmitted diseases STIs Sexually transmitted infections STR Straight SWF Single white female SWM Single white male TG Transgendered TLC Tender loving care TS Transexual TV Transvestite Umfriend a sort of, not really friend VBD Very bad date W Widowed or Whitew/ With WAA Will answer all Wingman see What is a Wingman?
Depending on your taste, there is also a very popular acronym with an interchangeable first letter, depending on what kind of person is being described.
There are plenty more out there and new ones are being created all the time.
Check out this link for a few more useful/sometimes scary abbreviations. The minefield that is online dating isn’t for everyone.
How to Text a cellphone from a Computer For the time being Gay Gay couple Gemini Girlfriend Good sense of humor Height weight proportional Is partial to In real life In search of Jewish Kids Lesbian Light drinker Long distance relationship Libra Light smoker Long term relationship Married Married couple Married but looking No drugs Never married Non-smoker Professional Petite Pisces Real time sex Single Self addressed envelope Single Asian female Single Asian male Sagittarius Single black female Single black male Scorpio Social drinker Similar interests Sense of humor Submissive Single white female Single white male Taurus Transgendered Trans Sexual Very good looking Virgo Woman for Woman Will answer all Widowed Would like to meet Without Willing to relocate Extreme You (or Your) Years old Top Cloud Computing Facts The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with...
Have you ever read an online dating profile and tried to decipher the internet acronyms listed?