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.
CPL Couple D Divorced, see Divorce Support 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 Ft M Female-to-male transgendered FWB Friends with benefits, see What is Friends with Benefits?FYI For Your Information G Gay, see Gay Dating Sites 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 Hookup Dating Sites and What is Hookup Culture?HWP Height/weight proportionate IR Interracial, see Interracial Dating Sites IRL In Real Life ISO In search of J Jewish K Kids Kino, see What is Kino?L Lesbian, see Lesbian Dating Sites 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, see What is a Neg?
N/Drugs No drugs NK or N/K No kids NS or N/S Non-smoker NSA No strings attached, see What is a NSA Relationship?
NRE New Relationship Energy Open Relationship, see What is an Open Relationship?
P Professional, or Parent PA Personal Attachment or Pleasing Appendage Pan pansexual Pansexual where gender is irrelevant, see What is Pansexuality?
Peacocking attracting attention through props and clothing, see What is Peacocking?
PC Politically Correct, Personal Computer PD Public Display of Affection PDA Public Display of Affection Poly polyamory, see What is Polyamory?
and Poly Dating Sites POSSLQ Person of opposite sex sharing living quarters RL Real Life, i.e.