Gone are the days of being picked up at 7pm and taken to a bowling alley, these days it's all about swiping and happy hours.
Nearly everyone I knew logged on every night to chat about had happened at school that day. My first realization occurred a few months ago when I noticed people typing “FTW.” At first, I was under the false impression that they were just typing WTF backward (I wasn’t sure what this accomplished). So I started a conversation with one of my high-school-age cousins on IM.
Check out our lists of (almost*) all of the digital dating abbreviations, acronyms and slang terms in current use.
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