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Online Dating 101: Dating Acronyms Abbreviations & Emoticons

Dating Terms Glossary

Below are some common abbreviations, emoticons and acronyms you will encounter in the online dating world. You will encounter them in e-mails, instant messaging, personal ads, and in the chat rooms.

Emoticons are facial expressions which can be made with a couple of keystrokes combined. They help people express their emotions online such as in e-mails, chat, forums, personal ads, etc.

Acronyms are abbreviations used in writing. They help people save a lot of keystrokes while typing and are great to use online such as in e-mails, chat, forums, etc.

Common Online Dating Abbreviations

BDSM : Bondage, Discipline, Sado-Masochism
BiF : Bi Sexual Woman
BiM : Bi Sexual Man
BBW : Big Beautiful Women
C : Christian
CD : Cross Dresser
Dom : Dominant Male
Domme : Dominant Woman
F : Female
G : Gay
M : Male
MSM : Men Seeking Men
MSW : Men Seeking Women
Sub : Submissive Man or Woman
TS : Transsexual
TV : Transvestite
WSM : Women Seeking Men

Some Common Emoticons

: ) : Smile without Nose
:-) : Smile with Nose
;-) : Winking Smile
:-} : Mischievous Smile
:-{) : Smile with Moustache
:-{)} : Smile with Moustache and Beard
d:-) : Smile while wearing a baseball cap
(:-) : Bald Smile
: ( : Sad without Nose
:-( : Sad with Nose
:-C : Very Sad
:-{} : Blowing a Kiss OR wearing lipstick
:-x : Kiss OR Lips are Sealed
:* : Kiss
:-* : Kiss
:**: : Returning Kiss
:-D : Laughing
:-P : Sticking Out Tongue
:-p : Sticking Out Tongue
:-> : Very sarcastic
:-& : Tongue Tied OR Writer only wants to hear themselves
:-O : Surprised
>:-( : Annoyed
>:-< : Angry
:-|| : Very Angry
:-Q~ : Smoking
:-p~ : Heavy Smoker
:,( : Crying
:.( : Crying
# :-o : Shocked
= :-o : Scared
:-V : Shouting

Some Common Acronyms

AAMOF : As A Matter Of Fact
ABT : About
AML : All My Love
AFAICT : As Far As I Can Tell
AKA : Also Known As
ASAP : As Soon As Possible
ASL : Age, Sex, Location
ASLP : Age, Sex, Location, Picture
A/S/L : Age, Sex, Location
AYPI? : And Your Point Is?
B4 : Before
B4N : Bye For Now
BAC : Back At the Computer
BAG : Busting a Gut
BAK : Back At the Keyboard
BBIAB : Be Back In A Bit
BBL : Be Back Later
BBS : Be Back Soon
BF : Boyfriend
BFN : Bye For Now
BOL : Be On Later
BOT : Back On Topic
BRB : Be Right Back
BTW : By The Way
BYOB : Bring Your Own Bottle
C&G : Chuckle and Grin
CMIIW : Correct Me If I’m Wrong
CNP : Continue in Next Post
CTS : Changing the Subject
CU : See You
CU2 : See You Too
CUL : See You Later
CWOT : Complete Waste of Time
CWYL : Chat With You Later
CYA : See Ya
DH : Darling Husband
DIIK : Darn If I Know
DIKU : Do I Know You?
DIY : Do It Yourself
DQMOT : Don’t Quote Me On This
DND : Do Not Disturb
DYK : Do You Know
EAK : Eating At Keyboard
EMFBI : Excuse Me For Butting In
EMFJI : Excuse Me For Jumping In
EMSG : E-mail Message
EOD : End of Discussion
EOM : End of Message
F/F : Face to Face
F2F : Face to Face
FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions
FBOW : For Better Or Worse
FBTW : Fine, Be That Way
FCOL : For Crying Out Loud
FOC : Free Of Charge
FOFL : Falling on the Floor Laughing
FOTCL : Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FTF : Face to Face
FTTT : From Time to Time

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