Also see: Dating Acronyms and Abbreviations A - L Dating Acronyms and Abbreviations M - Z What does the code mean?To save you the embarrassment of confusing a BHM (big handsome man) with a BIMF (bisexual married female) you should really read on and later check out our list of commonly used acronyms.Personal ad-placers use acronyms to clearly indicate what they’re seeking: M4M and M4W signal man seeking a man, and man seeking a woman, respectively.
And a W/E (well-endowed) N/S (non-smoking) SWF (single white female) may sound like a good bet until you read on and find out that she's also SITCOM (single income two children oppressive mortgage), not so much fun anymore eh?And if you find a SAM ISO a LTR with a DDF Mt F CD into B&D avoid them at all costs as this single Asian male in search of a long term relationship with a drug and disease free male to female transgendered cross-dresser into bondage and discipline could have a lot of issues.Some people using dating sites actually specify that that will not respond to people using acronyms and "text speak" so you are advised to be prepared to sort out the ground rules with new friends and to speak the Queen's English sometimes if you dont want to loose a good contact.When advertising, whether you're a DWF (divorced white female), a BBW (big, beautiful woman) or a SPARK (single parent raising kids) you may also reduce the impact of an advertisement with abbreviations and even look just a bit too familiar with the Internet dating scene.Some of the most common sales-related acronyms you’re likely to see include OBO, or best offer, which indicates that listed item’s price is flexible; WTB, wanted to buy; and SVC, which stands for service.
FS -- for sale -- and the logical follower of NLFS, no longer for sale, also commonly appear.
Watch the Clichés Try to steer clear of the clichés and generic adjectives in any ad.
Someone saying they'd be interested in 'friendship, and maybe more' really means 'sex if I can get it', 'sincere' is often pretty boring and 'attractive' could be 'pig ugly but can't think of a better way to say it'.
Reading between the lines of personal ads is just as important as knowing that being MBA (married but available) is a far less attractive proposition than having an MBA from a reputable university.
For a list of commonly used Internet and Text acronyms click here.
These acronyms also could refer to women or men in the plural, but the context of the ad usually makes it clear how many people are involved.