Brushing Up Your Cyber Talk

Every day crowds of JDate.com members are getting together to hang out, shoot the breeze, and have some fun. They always meet in the same spot, and many of the same faces can be seen day in and day out.

The atmosphere is casual, and everyone is invited—including you. Interested in joining the party?

Well, you don't have to go far. Just duck into the JDate.com chat room, and let the adventure begin.

Now, if you're a Newbie (someone new to chat rooms), it may take some getting used to. Cyber-talk is fast and many phrases have been pared down into short and simple acronyms.

IAE (in any event), once you get it down, you'll find that the chat room is a great way to make new friends and maybe even find your next BF (boyfriend), GF (girlfriend) or SO (significant other). What's nice is that you can get to know each other B4 (before) you meet F2F (face to face) IRL (in real life). And BTW (by the way), the JDate.com chat rooms are unlike any other because you can see who you're talking to by looking up their profile. So WTH (what the heck), GA (go ahead) and give it a whirl, even if it's just FYA (for your amusement) or to ask someone WU (what's up?). Everyone seems to be having a blast, and people tell us that they're often ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing), LOL (laughing out loud), or LIS (laughing in silence), IYKWIM (if you know what I mean).

Here are a few of our favorite acronyms to get you started, but if you're SITD (still in the dark) check out our new JDate.com dictionary of acronyms below. TTFN (ta ta for now) and GL (good luck).

BRB GTGP Be Right Back, Got To Go Pee
DYJHIW Don't You Just Hate It When...
GR&D Grinning, Running & Ducking
G2G Got to Go
HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
IDGI I Don't Get It
JK Just Kidding
NC No Comment
NM Nothing Much
OIC Oh, I see
OTOH On The Other Hand
POTC Peck On The Cheek
HHOJ Ha Ha! Only Joking
SOS Same Old Stuff
SYL See You Later


Acronym Dictionary


A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-S | T-V | W-Z



AFK Away From the Keyboard
AKA Also Known As
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATM At The Moment
B4 Ha Ha! Only Joking
BAK Back At Keyboard
BB Bye Bye
BBL Be Back Later
BCNU Be seeing you
BF Boy Friend
BFN Bye For Now
BRB Be Right Back
BRB GTGP Be Right Back Got To Go Pee
BTTH Boot To The Head
BTW By The Way
CFV Call For Votes
CU See you
CUL, CUL8R See you Later
CYA See Ya
DIY Do It Yourself
DYJHIW Don't You Just Hate It When...
EG Evil Grin
EOD End of Discussion
F2F Face to Face
FAI Frequently Argued Issue
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FBOW For Better Or Worse
FFA Free For All
FOCL Falling Off Chair Laughing
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Interest
G Grin
G2G Got to Go
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GBTW Get Back To Work
GF Girl Friend
GL Good Luck
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GMV Got My Vote
GR&D Grinning, Running and Ducking
GTG Got To Go
H Hug
HB Hug Back
HH Holding Hands
HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding
HHOS Ha Ha Only Serious
HIWTH Hate It When That Happens
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IDGI I Don't Get It
IDK I Don't Know
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMnerHO In My Not Even Remotely Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOW In Other Words
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRL In Real Life
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
JK Just Kidding
K Kiss
KB Kiss Back
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
L Laugh
LI Laughing Inside
LIS Laughing In Silence
L8R Later
LMBO Laughing My Butt Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
MorF? Male or Female?
MOTAS Members Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTOS Members Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS Members Of The Same Sex
MTCW My Two Cents Worth
NA Not A lot
NC No Comment
NM Not Much
NP No Problem
NRN No Reply Necessary
NT No Text
OBTW Oh, By The Way
OIC Oh, I see
OOTC Obligatory On-Topic Content
OT Off Topic
OTOH On The Other Hand
PLS Please
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In (and interrupting your conversation)
POTC Peck On The Cheek
REHI Hello Again
ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
RSN Real Soon Now
SITD Still In The Dark
S Smile
SB Smile Back
SO Significant Other
SOS Same Old Stuff
SSDD Same Stuff Different Day
SYL See You Later
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TMK To My Knowledge
TNX Thanks
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
VEG Very Evil Grin
VES Very Evil Smile
VWG Very Wicked Grin
VWS Very Wicked Smile
W Wink
WG Wicked Grin
WO Without
WTG Way To Go
WRT With Regard To
WTH What The Heck
WTHDTM What The Heck Does Tham Mean?
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WU? What's Up?
XD Big Smile
YW You're Welcome