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.
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.
Or you could just avoid all the acronym-loving singles out there and just opt for dating sites that allow longer personal descriptions.
Perhaps it's best to steer clear of someone claiming to have a GSOH (great sense of humour); wouldn't they have written a funnier ad if it was really true?
These are safe and interesting ways to further the relationship without meeting or exchanging personal information.
However, Internet pages, chat and text also carry with them the risk of confusion and misunderstanding if you are not familiar with some of the acronyms (abbreviations) that are now becoming part of the language of love and dating.