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Due to newspaper prices being based on characters or lines of text, a jargon of abbreviations, acronyms and code words arose in personals and have often carried over to the internet.
If a personal advert includes a TLA, it could be to describe the person who is seeking and/or the kind of person they seek; for example, an advert stating 'DLF for SJT' means that a divorced Latina female is searching for a single Jewish transgender person.
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.
Another method of replying to Lonely Hearts adverts is via telephone; this took off with the introduction of premium-rate telephone numbers, providing an additional way for the publisher to generate money.
The usual business model is for the advertiser to be enticed to place an advert free of charge (using an 0800 number or equivalent); those replying (and also the advertiser, when they want to check for any replies) must use a premium-rate line.
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.
A Asian AKA Also Known As Avatar small picture used to represent a person, see What is an Avatar?
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?
A personal or personal ad is an item or notice traditionally in the newspaper, similar to a classified advertisement but personal in nature.
In British English it is also commonly known as an advert in a lonely hearts column.