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Craigslist Acronyms Explained

The acronyms you need to know to hook up online.

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Before you go looking for love on Craigslist, make sure you know these common personal ad abbreviations:

M4M

If you see this in a Craigslist personal ad, it's from a traditional man who's ready to settle down with the woman of his dreams.
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If you see this in a Craigslist personal ad, it's from a traditional man who's ready to settle down with the woman of his dreams.

NSA

An NSA poster wants to keep it casual without the pressure/fun of a physical relationship. If you're looking for a one-night stand, just search for "SP" (Sex Partner).
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An NSA poster wants to keep it casual without the pressure/fun of a physical relationship. If you're looking for a one-night stand, just search for "SP" (Sex Partner).

BBW

You'd better love TV if you want to hook up with a BBW because he (or she) will be spending every night catching up with their favorite hilarious nerds on The Big Bang Theory.
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You'd better love TV if you want to hook up with a BBW because he (or she) will be spending every night catching up with their favorite hilarious nerds on The Big Bang Theory.

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FWB

The "benefit" in question is most often a new Playstation 4.
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The "benefit" in question is most often a new Playstation 4.

420

Don't contact this person! As you can see by the date they tag their post with, they're too busy filing an amended tax return five days late!
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Don't contact this person! As you can see by the date they tag their post with, they're too busy filing an amended tax return five days late!

DDF

The most popular class of Dungeons & Dragons character, including royal champions, hardened mercenaries, and bandit kings, will add sorely needed combat statistics to your questing party.
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The most popular class of Dungeons & Dragons character, including royal champions, hardened mercenaries, and bandit kings, will add sorely needed combat statistics to your questing party.

SWF

SWFs are usually widowed men looking for a new mom for their children.
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SWFs are usually widowed men looking for a new mom for their children.

2 BR/1 Bath

In any Craigslist post, this acronym invites you to have sex in two bedrooms and then take one bath together afterwards.
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In any Craigslist post, this acronym invites you to have sex in two bedrooms and then take one bath together afterwards.

CL

This common Craigslist abbreviation refers to the fact that no one has ever had a negative experience meeting someone from Craigslist.
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This common Craigslist abbreviation refers to the fact that no one has ever had a negative experience meeting someone from Craigslist.