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Handy List of Chat Acronyms Used in Online Dating Chats and Instant Messaging

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When chatting with someone, you need to know what they are trying to say when asking, "A/S/L?" or say, "TTFN". Use this handy list of chat acronyms commonly used in dating chat to decipher what's really being said.

A Acronyms
AAK Asleep at keyboard
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AAMOI As a matter of interest
AAR At any rate
AAS Alive and smiling
ADDY Address
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from computer keyboard
AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AIM AOL Instant Messenger
AM Away Message
ASAP As soon as possible
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
ATM At the moment

B Acronyms
B Back
BBL Be back later
BBS Be back soon
BC or B/C Because
BCNU Be Seein' You
BF Boyfriend
BFN Bye for now
BG Big grin
BI Buddy Icon
BL Buddy List
BMG Be my guest
BRB Be right back
BTA But then again
BTW By the way

C Acronyms
CFN Ciao for now
CID Consider it done
CUL or CUL8R See you later

D Acronyms
DQMOT Don't quote me on this

E Acronyms
EG Evil grin
EOM End of message

F Acronyms
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information

G Acronyms
G Grin
GL Good luck
GMTA Great minds think alike
GRA Go right ahead
GW Good work

H Acronyms
HT Hi there
HTH Hope this helps

I Acronyms
IAC In any case
IAE In any event
IDK I don't know
IK I know
IM Instant message
IME In My Experience
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IRL In Real Life
IMS I am sorry
IOW In other words

J Acronyms
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
J/K Just kidding
JTLYK Just to let you know

K Acronyms
K Okay or Kiss, depending on context
KIS Keep it simple

L Acronyms
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing My A** Off
LOL Laughing out loud

N Acronyms
NBD No big deal
NP No problem
NRN No response necessary

O Acronyms
OH Off hand
OIC Oh I see
OTOH On the other hand
OTP On the phone

P Acronyms
PLS or PLZ Please
POC Point of contact
POS Parent Over Shoulder
POV Point of view

R Acronyms
RL Real Life, as opposed to online
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RSN Real soon now
RUOK? Are you okay?

S Acronyms
SN Screen Name
SYS See you soon

T Acronyms
TAFN That's all for now
TBA To be announced
TBH To be honest
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
TY Thank you

U Acronyms
UN User Name

W Acronyms
WB Welcome back
WE Whatever
WFM Works for me
WTG Way to go
WRT With Regard To
WU? What's up?

Y Acronyms
YT? You there?
YW You are welcome

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