Crafting a perfect online dating profile is a true art form. Whether you're using Tinder or OkCupid, space is limited and you only have so many words to capture a potential love or hook up's attention. So it should come as no shock that those who have been in the online dating game for a little while have developed a sort of shorthand.
Certain phrases, words, and emojis pop up on lots of different dating profiles, and they all have specific meanings. Some of them give clues about a person's personality and some clue you into the kinds of ~ activities ~ a potential match enjoys. If you know what they mean, it's an effective way to communicate. But, if you aren't quite in the know, navigating these secret codes can be confusing. So let me break them down for you. Read on to learn what six things that (almost) everyone puts on their dating apps really mean.