Anyone new to online dating sites can get confused about the various acronyms used in Internet dating. One can get lost among the acronyms and the meanings it stands for. The best way to get familiar with them is to integrate them in your profile at online dating sites and chatting habit. After all, typing long sentences can be tiring, especially if you have been chatting for hours. Here are a few samples of popular acronyms used an online dating sites.
For racial differences, A stands for Asian, B for Black, H for Hispanic, IR for Interracial, NA for Native American and W for White (or Widowed). There are also acronyms for religious preferences such as C for Christian, J for Jewish and LDS for Latter Day Saints (Mormons). Acronyms for sexual preferences include: Bi- Bisexual, F-female, FtM- Female-to-male transgendered, G-gay, L-lesbian, M-male, MSM- men seeking men, Mtf- male-to-female transgendered, STR- straight, TG- transgendered, TS- transsexual and TV- transvestite. Of course, there are also acronyms for status: CPL- couple, D- divorced, LS- legally separated, MBA- married but available, NBM – never been married, P- professional or parent, S- single and W- widowed.
There are also acronyms which stand for a phrase or sentences:
AKA- also known as
DTE- down to earth
F2F- face to face
FAQ- frequently asked questions
GSOH- good sense of humor
IRL- in real life
ISO- in search of
LDR- long distance relationship
PDA- public display of affection
SI- similar interests
SOH- sense of humor
TLC- tender loving care
VBD- very bad date
WAA- will answer all
These basic acronyms can be mixed together in order to create new acronyms such as GBM- gay black male, GWM- gay white male, SBM- single black male, SBF- single black female, SWM- single white male and SWF- single white female. Do not get intimidated if you cannot get the hand of it the first time. It is much more important to understand the meaning behind the acronyms rather than guess or assume what they mean. In the end, better communication is what matters.