For most homosexual men or guys who like to have sex with other guys, the Internet has provided them with the means to commune with other perverse individuals to enact sacrilegious morally depraved perversions with one another, just to paraphrase the earlier Popes of the Vatican church.
Short and concise sentences are the predominant vernaculars in many web-based dating communities. “Hi” or “Sup” are the words most commonly used by a lot of homosexual men to initiate possible-interested parties. The acknowledgement alone is something that every online soul should be flattered about, but in most cases, at least in my experience, those instances are met with a blank reply.
Since a lot of things are lost in translation (yes, like the Scarlett Johansson movie with Bill Murray), I’ve taken it upon myself to interpret the various common dialects that many online citizens are presented with on a daily basis.
Online dating translations:
Hi! = I think you’re cute, please reply.
Hi. = You’re profile made me laugh and I think you’re sort of cute
Sup = Bro
Looking, but nothing serious. = I like having options.
Looking for a relationship = I’ve been single for over a month now. I need a boyfriend again.
No strings attached = Looking for one-time booty calls. Like seriously, don’t even think of messaging me for a second time.
Pics please = I hope you’re hot.
Only in masc guys = Gurl…please.
Looking to expand my social life. = We need another guy for our circle jerk.
Sorry not into (insert ethnic minority here). = Don’t even bother unless you’re white.
In an open relationship = We’re a bored couple who’d like to have regular threeways on Saturday nights.
What are you into? = I want how crazy you get in bed
Have you met other guys on this site? = I’m going to make an estimate of how slutty you are.
Can I get your number? = I want hook up and sext you.
Can we meet? = I want to be your boyfriend.