Glossary

Below are some of the terms and acronyms frequently used at Hooking Up Smart. Special thanks to Isabel and Kari Hurtta for their help in gathering this information. Feel free to suggest a term in the comment form below. 

AMALT – All Men Are Like That

AMOG – Alpha Male of Group

ASD – Anti-Slut Defense

AWALT – All Women Are Like That

BF – Boyfriend

BFF – Best Friends Forever

BIL – Brother In Law

CC – Cock Carousel

CW – Conventional Wisdom

CPL – Cost Per Lay

DD – Designated Driver

DHV – Demonstration of High Value

DLV – Demonstration of Low Value

DQ – Disqualify

DTF – Down To Fuck

DTR – Define the Relationship

FIL – Father In Law

FIDO – Fuck It, Drive On

FR – Field Report

FWB – Friends With Benefits

FWIW – For What It’s Worth

GF – Girlfriend

GG – Going Ghost

GTFO – Get the Fuck Out

HB – Hot Body, e.g. HB8, HB10

HPV – Human Papilloma Virus

HUS – Hooking Up Smart

IDK – I Don’t Know

IMO – In My Opinion

IME – In My Experience

IOI – Indicator of Interest

IOW – In Other Words

InCel – Involuntarily Celibate

LDR – Long Distance Relationship

LMR – Last Minute Resistance (to sex)

LTR – Long-Term Relationship

MGTOW – Men Going Their Own Way

MIL – Mother In Law

MO – Modus Operandi

MMV – Marriage Market Value

MRA – Men’s Rights Activist

MRM – Men’s Rights Movement

MSM – Mainstream Media

MWALT – Most Women Are Like That

NAWALT – Not All Women Are Like That

NPD – Narcissistic Personality Disorder

NPR – National Public Radio

NPV – Net Present Value

NSA – No Strings Attached

NSBM – No Sex Before Monogamy

OC – Opportunity Cost

OKC – OK Cupid

ONS – One-Night Stand

OP – Original Poster

OT – Off Topic

OTOH – On the Other Hand

P&D – Pump and Dump

PC – Politically Correct

PIV or P in V – Penis in Vagina

POF – Plenty of Fish

PUA – Pick Up Artist

Radfem – Radical Feminist

R/B – Risk/Benefit

ROI – Return On Investment

SAHD – Stay at Home Dad

SAHM – Stay at Home Mom

SES – Socioeconomic Status

SIL – Sister in Law

SMH – Shaking My Head

SMP – Sexual Marketplace

SMV – Sexual Market Value

SNL – Same Night Lay

SoCon – Social Conservative

SPF – Sex Positive Feminist

SP/N – Sex Positive/Negative

STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease

STI – Sexually Transmitted Infection

STEM – Science, Engineering, Technology and Math

STR – Short Term Relationship

T – Testosterone, e.g. high T, low T

WOW – World of Warcraft

YA – Young Adult

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary