Abbreviations on dating apps reveal a lot about the person behind the match. But what do MBA, ONS or LZB mean?
About the question "And? What are you looking for here?” most people have already stumbled when it comes to online dating. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for true love or having fun in between: only those who communicate clearly can avoid dating flops. On the Seeking.com platform, singles reveal what they want from their partner right from the start.
Common national and international codes now also make swiping easier on other dating apps. The users describe themselves and subtly state what or who they are looking for. The search for like-minded people becomes easier, embarrassing misunderstandings are avoided even before the first message.
This is what the mysterious abbreviations mean:
MBA - Married but Available
MBA stands for Married But Available. The person is looking for fun besides marriage and nothing solid.
ONS - One Night Stand
Not looking for anything serious, this single is looking for a partner for just one night, because ONS is short for One Night Stand.
Netflix and Chill (synonymous with sex)
Sounds innocent, but it is not. At Netflix and Chill, sex is on the program instead of a series.
AB - Absolute beginner
This single is a complete novice either sexually or at online dating.
DTF - Down to Fuck
Acronym Down to Fuck, the match is up for an all-sex adventure.
ASL - Age, Sex, Location
Age, gender and current location in quick succession: This match has no time for dribbling small talk: get straight to the point.
HoH - Head of Household
If you don't feel like housekeeping, this is the place for you. Behind Head of Household is a passionate homemaker.
KiWu - desire to have children
No room for misunderstandings: behind the abbreviation KiWu there is a match with the desire to start a family of your own.
LZB - long-term relationship
This single is looking for something serious and wants a long-term relationship.
BBW - Big Beautiful Woman
This code can either describe your own curvy body or the ideal body image of the partner you are looking for.