Personal Ad Abbreviations

Welcome to the another section of my Online Dating Tips, where we dive into those pesky little personal ad abbreviations that you regularly see on dating sites and personal ads.

Personal ad abbreviations can get a little confusing when you’re first starting out.  I know I’ve often had a small laugh trying to figure them out from time to time.  This list is by no means all-inclusive, but it should give you a starting point in trying to figure them out.

Feel free to print it out and use it as a reference guide.

  • A: Asian
  • AL: Animal Lover
  • AT: All That
  • B: Black
  • BBW: Big Beautiful Woman (could also mean: Big Breasted Woman)
  • BD: Bondage/Domination
  • BHM: Big Handsome Man
  • Bi: Bi-Sexual
  • C: Couple (could also mean: Cute, Christian)
  • D:  Divorced
  • D/D Free: Drug and Disease Free
  • DDF:  Drug and Disease Free
  • F: Female
  • FA: Fat Acceptance
  • FS: Financially Secure (could also mean: Financially Stable)
  • FTA: Fun Travel Adventure
  • G: Gay
  • GSOH: Good Sense of Humor
  • H: Hispanic
  • HWP: Height Weight Proportional
  • I: Indian
  • IPT: Is Partial To
  • ISO: In Search Of
  • J: Jewish
  • K: Kids
  • L: Lesbian
  • LD: Light Drinker
  • LDR: Long Distance Relationship
  • LDS: Latter Day Saints
  • LS: Legally Separated (could also mean: Light Smoker)
  • LTR: Long Term Relationship
  • M: Male (could also mean: Married, but this is not common usage and normally only used in swingers-type personals)
  • MM: Marriage Minded
  • NA: Native American
  • NBM: Never Been Married
  • ND: Non-Drinker
  • NK: No Kids
  • NM: Not Married (could also mean: Never Married)
  • NS: Non-Smoker
  • P: Professional
  • S: Single
  • SD: Social Drinker
  • SI: Similar Interests
  • SOH: Sense of Humor
  • W/: With
  • W/O: With Out
  • W: White (could also stand for Widowed)
  • WAA: Will Answer All (as in will respond to all contacts/questions about their online personal ad)
  • Wi: Widowed
  • WLTM: Would Like To Meet
  • WTR: Willing to Relocate
  • X: Extreme (could also mean adult situations OK)
  • Y: You/Your
  • YO – Years Old

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