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94 Dating Abbreviations To Know Before You Swipe

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Navigating online dating sites is tough enough, but sometimes it seems like dating profiles have their own unique language.
 
When you find a woman who says she is DTE, she’s a VERY different woman than one who is DTF. Do you know the difference between someone who is polyamorous and non-monogamous? This list will definitely help.
 
(Did we omit or forget anything? Let us know!)
 
420
Short-hand for marijuana
AF
As Fuck (E.g. "That guy is sexy AF.")
B&D
Bondage & Domination
BBC Big Black Cock
BBW
Big Beautiful Woman
BDE
Big dick energy - confident without being (pun) cocky
BDSM
Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism - commonly used term in genre
BF Boyfriend
BI Bi-sexual
BYO Bring Your Own
CD Cross-dresser
CIS
Cisgendered; matching your assigned gender at birth
CPL Couple
DD Daddy Dom
Demi
Demisexual - Person who feels physical attraction only to those they feel deep emotional connection
DILF
Daddy I'd like to Fuck
DOM Dominant male
Domme
Dominant female
DTE Down to earth
DTF Down to Fuck
ENFJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging. Warm, empathetic, responsible, finds potential in everyone
ENM
Ethically Non-Monogamous (Actively with more than one sexual partner - All parties are aware)
ENTJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging. Frank, decisive, assumes leadership readily, well read and well informed
ESTJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact, organized, decisive and results-oriented
ESFJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. Warmhearted, conscientious, cooperative, concerned about others
ENFP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving. Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative, wants a lot of affirmation and gives appreciation and support to others
ENTP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving. Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, outspoken and resourceful in solving challenging problems.
ESTP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. Flexible, tolerant and pragmatic, focused on immediate results, hands-on problem solving.
ESFP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.Outgoing, friendly, accepting, exuberant lover of life
FOMO
Fear of missing out
FS
Financially secure
FWB
Friends with benefits
GBM Gay black male
GC Gay couple
GF Girlfriend
GGG Good, Giving & Game; Coined by Dan Savage meaning good and reciprocal in bed
GWM Gay white male
INCEL
Involuntarily celibate (If you see this one on someone’s dating profile, you’re using the wrong app)
INFJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging. Organized and decisive, seeks to understand meaning and motivation
INTJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging. Independent, original, have high standards of performance
INFP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving. Idealistic and loyal, helps people reach full potential
INTP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving. Logical yet adaptable, analytical, unusual ability to focus to solve problems
IR Interracial
ISTJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. Quiet, serious, practical and responsible
ISFJ
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. Quiet, friendly, loyal and conscientious
ISTP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. Tolerant and flexible, analytical in problem solving
ISFP
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving. Quiet, friendly, sensitive and kind, dislikes conflicts
L Lesbian
LDR
Long distance relationship
LGBTQ
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning)
LGBTQIA+
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and other - Umbrella term for the gay community
LS
Legally separated
LTA
Long Term Arrangement - Usually lasts longer than 6 months
LTR
Long Term Relationship
MBA
Married but available (Or they have a business degree...make sure you find out which!)
MBTI
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Widely-recognized personality test
MC Married couple
MILF
Mother I’d Like to Fuck
Monog
Monogamous (Actively having a sexual relationship with one partner)
MSM
Men seeking men
MSW
Men seeking women
NBM
Never been married
ND
Non drinker or No drugs
Non-Binary
Someone who doesn't identify exclusively as female or male
Non-Monog
Not-monogamous (Actively having a sexual relationship with more than one partner)
NK No kids
NS Non smoker
NSA
No strings attached
ONS One-night stand
Pan
Pansexual (Sexual attraction to people regardless of gender)
PDA
Public display of affection
Poly
Polyamorous (Having or wanting a sexual relationship with multiple partners)
Sapiophile
Attracted to intelligence, be it sexually or otherwise
Sapiosexual
Sexually attracted to intelligence
S&M or S/M
Sadism & masochism (aka Sado-Mascochism - Deriving pleasure from inflicting or receiving pain)
SB Sugar baby
SBM
Single black male
SBF
Single black female
SBW
Single black woman
SD
Social drinker or Sugar daddy (Again, make sure you know which)
SLS Swing Lifestyle
SM Sugar mommy
SO Significant other
STA
Short term arrangement - Usually lasts less than 6 months
STDs
Sexually transmitted diseases
Sub Submissive
SWF
Single white female
SWM
Single white male
Switch
Comfortable in both dominant and submissive sexual roles
TDH
Tall, dark, and handsome
TMI
Too much information
Trans
Term for people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from the sex they were assigned at birth
Unicorn
A single woman interested in meeting couples
Vanilla
Term used to indicate conventional sex; "Not into vanilla" suggests the person is into BDSM and/or more adventurous sexual experiences
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