With its rise in popularity, the World Wide Web has also become a common medium for personals, commonly referred to as online dating.Personals are generally meant to generate romance, friendship, or casual (sometimes sexual) encounters, and usually include a basic description of the person posting it, and their interests.A personal or personal ad is an item or notice traditionally in the newspaper, similar to a classified advertisement but personal in nature.In British English it is also commonly known as an advert in a lonely hearts column.Due to newspaper prices being based on characters or lines of text, a jargon of abbreviations, acronyms and code words arose in personals and have often carried over to the internet.If a personal advert includes a TLA, it could be to describe the person who is seeking and/or the kind of person they seek; for example, an advert stating 'DLF for SJT' means that a divorced Latina female is searching for a single Jewish transgender person.When you place an ad or create an online profile, it tells others about you: your personality and what you're looking for in a relationship.
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