Slang Used in Online Dating Profiles

A List of Dating-Related Acronyms To Refer To

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Have you ever read an online dating profile and tried to decipher the internet acronyms listed? Then keep this list of acronyms handy (or print it off and post it by your computer for future reference) and you'll understand internet-related dating lingo in no time.

A Asian
AKA Also Known As
Avatar small picture used to represent a person
B Black
BBW Big Beautiful Woman
BDSM Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism, see BDSM Dating Sites
Bi Bisexual
C Christian
CPL Couple
D Divorced
D&D free, D/D free, D/D or DD Drug and disease free
DTE Down to earth
Exing, see What is Exing?


F2F Face to Face
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
F Female
FtM Female-to-male transgendered
FWB Friends with benefits, see What is Friends with Benefits?
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? 
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
MtF 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
SBiF 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 White
w/ With
WAA Will answer all
Wingman see What is a Wingman?