A Asian AKA Also Known As Avatar small picture used to represent a person, see What is an Avatar?B Black BBW Big Beautiful Woman BDSM Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism, see BDSM Dating Sites Bi Bisexual, see Bisexual Dating Sites C Christian, see Christian Dating Sites Casual dating, see What is Casual Dating?

Have you ever read an online dating profile and tried to decipher the internet acronyms listed?

Then keep this list of acronyms handy (or print it off and post it by your computer for future reference) and you'll understand internet-related dating lingo in no time.

L Lesbian, see Lesbian Dating Sites LD Light drinker LDR Long Distance Relationship LDS Latter Day Saints (Mormon)LS Legally separated, or Light smoker M Male MBA Married but available MBC Married black couple MM Marriage minded MSM Men seeking men, or Men who have sex with men MSW Men seeking women Mt F Male-to-female transgendered MWC Married white couple NA Native American NBM Never been married ND or N/D Non-drinker, No drinking, or No drugs Neg a backhanded compliment, see What is a Neg?

N/Drugs No drugs NK or N/K No kids NS or N/S Non-smoker NSA No strings attached, see What is a NSA Relationship?

Diamond, which followed women identifying as lesbian, bisexual, or unlabeled, found that "more women adopted bisexual/unlabeled identities than relinquished these identities," over a ten-year period.

The study also found that "bisexual/unlabeled women had stable overall distributions of same-sex/other-sex attractions." Diamond has also studied male bisexuality, noting that survey research found "almost as many men transitioned at some point from a gay identity to a bisexual, queer or unlabeled one, as did from a bisexual identity to a gay identity." In the 1940s, zoologist Alfred Kinsey created a scale to measure the continuum of sexual orientation from heterosexuality to homosexuality.

Bisexual activist Robyn Ochs defines bisexuality as "the potential to be attracted—romantically and/or sexually—to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree." ..development of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) sexual identity is a complex and often difficult process.

Unlike members of other minority groups (e.g., ethnic and racial minorities), most LGB individuals are not raised in a community of similar others from whom they learn about their identity and who reinforce and support that identity.

Youths who had identified as both gay/lesbian and bisexual prior to baseline were approximately three times more likely to identify as gay/lesbian than as bisexual at subsequent assessments.