On line dating terminology
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?
Love is love, no matter how far apart you two may live.
Have you ever read an online dating profile and tried to decipher the internet acronyms listed?
While almost universally panned, Online Dating can actually be a wonderful thing.
People need to realize that not everyone online is fake, and that there are some genuine people out there.
Here is what you need to know to be ahead of the game. Benching means keeping a minimum amount of contact while you figure out if you are actually interested in the other person or not. Keep them interested by leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. CATFISHING: This term has been around for a while now, and has been popularised by MTV show Catfish. GHOSTING: Dubbed ‘the most cruel move in dating’, ghosting is when the person you have been dating stops answering your calls or replying to messages. IRL: An acronym that goes beyond dating and has been around for decades, it simply means “in real life”. LAYBY: The person you casually see while you look for better options.
FYI For Your Information G Gay GBM Gay black male LGBT or GLBT Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered GLBTQIA gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersexed and ally GSOH Good sense of humor GWM Gay white male H Hispanic HNG Horny Net Geek Hookup, see What is Hookup Culture?CUFFING SEASON: The winter months when serial singles look for a partner to cosy up to and enjoy their time indoors. SLOW-FADE: When you gradually stop communication with the person you have been dating, waiting longer and longer between messages.DTR: When you find yourself asking, “Where is this going? Similar to ghosting -no explanations- but in slow-motion. When the person who ghosted you gets back in touch as if nothing happened.Taking its name from the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, breadcrumbing involves leading someone on with a trail of flirtatious messages but never following through.Some of the worst offenders might not even meet the recipient of their teasing texts.