The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

Code: “Picky”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: It means it’s going to be a while before you get past first base. It’s not a bad thing… prudes need love too.

Code: “Outgoing”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: When someone describes him or herself as “outgoing,” it means one of two things — 1) They’re extremely talkative and opinionated, in an often off-putting way, or 2) They get drunk, like really drunk.

Code: “Great Personality”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology
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What it actually means: Oftentimes, “great personality” actually means that the person has a pleasant demeanor, but it’s also sometimes code for not excelling in the looks department.

Code: “Average height”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: When a guy says he’s of average height, it means he’s one to two inches shorter than average height. When a girl says she’s of average height, it means she’s one to two inches taller than average height.

Code: “Old-Fashioned”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology
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What it actually means: Person believes that the man should wear the pants in the relationship.

Code: “Athletic Build”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: When a girl describes herself as athletic, she’s letting you know that there ain’t no booty in the pants and that she doesn’t spend much time shopping for bras.

Code: “Enjoys the Finer Things in Life”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology
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What it actually means: Gold digger alert! Hide your wallet!

Code: “Distinguished”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: “Distinguished gentleman” is just a nice way of saying “senior citizen.”

Code: “Girly”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: Any girl that describes herself as girly is just trying to cushion the fact that she’s high-maintenance. But hey! At least she’s aware of it.

Code: “Discreet”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: Cheater! When someone tells you they’re discreet, they actually mean that they’re in a relationship and looking for a quiet thing on the side.

Code: “Playful”

 
The Definitive Guide To Online Dating Terminology

What it actually means: Synonyms for “playful” include “kinky,” “freaky-deaky,” and “experimental.”

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