The popularity of abbreviations and acronyms in personal ads developed as a byproduct of newspapers charging customers per letter.
Even though personal ads have largely moved online to places like Craigslist and dating websites, these acronyms are still used as a kind of dater's language.
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ASL: age state location ASL: age sex location B&D, B/D: bondage and discipline BB: barebacking BB: bodybuilder BBC: big black cock, or big black cunt BBW: big beautiful woman BF: boyfriendbf: black female BHM: big handsome man Bi: bisexual Bi F: bisexual female Bi M: bisexual male BMW: big Mexican woman CD: cross-dresser D/D: drug and disease D/s: dominance and submission DDF: drug and disease free DTF: down to fuck DL: down low Dom: male dominant Domme: female dominant DTE: down to earth DWF: divorced white female DWM: divorced white male FTM: female to male (transsexual)FWB: friend with benefits GAM: gay asian man GBM: gay black male GF: gay female GF: girlfriend GG: genetic girl GHM: gay Hispanic male GSOH: good sense of humor GWC: gay white couple GWF: gay white female GWM: gay white male Het: heterosexual HWP: height weight proportional IRL: in real life ISO: in search of LTR: long term relationship M4M: fan for man M4MW: man for man and woman M4T: male for transsexual M4T: male for transvestite M4W: man for woman MBC: married black couple MBi C: married bisexual couple MHC: married Hispanic couple MOTOS: member of the opposite sex MOTSS: member of the same sex MTF: male-to-female (transsexual)MW4M: man and woman for man MW4MW: man and woman for man and woman MW4W: man and woman for woman MWC: married white couple NS: nonsmoking NSA: no strings attached PNP: party and play RTS: real time sex S&M, S/M: sadomasochism SBF: single black female SBi F: single bisexual female SBi M: single bisexual male SBM: single black male STD: sexually transmitted disease STI: sexually transmitted infection.
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?
B Black BBW Big Beautiful Woman BDSM Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism, see BDSM Dating Sites Bi Bisexual, see Bisexual Dating Sites C Christian, see Christian Dating Sites Casual dating, see What is Casual Dating?
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?
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?NRE New Relationship Energy Open Relationship, see What is an Open Relationship?