What is LTR?
Dating like most other areas of our lives has to a large extent moved from the conventional and traditional to electronic and computerized platforms. In the past it was simply a matter of finding someone to date within your social or business circle and developing a relationship with them. This has however changed to a large extent and we today have more and more relationships being established and nurtured through the internet. This change in the way relationships are established is mainly as a result of the very busy and fast paced life we have to contend with today. A lot of what we did for ourselves in the past needs to be done for us by others. This includes organizing dates and other such intimate issues.
Dating sites are today among the most popular social networking sites we have on the internet. We have people looking for love, friendship, comfort and intimacy visiting these sites every minute of the day and night. With so many people looking for different kinds of relationships in the same place, it is easy to get caught up in the kind of relationship that you do not want to be involved in. You might be looking for love and end up getting together with someone who is looking for intimacy without commitment. This can make the whole process of online dating a difficult and frustrating affair.
To avoid such situations, the online dating community has developed several abbreviations that specify the kind of relationship an individual is look for. LTR is on such abbreviation which is understood by those who are into online dating as meaning Long Term Relationship. Anyone who is looking at a profile with this specification knows that the individual is looking for a long term commitment from any potential partners. It thus becomes easy to find others with similar interests and looking for the same kind of relationship as you are. LTR is also used in personal ads on various media such as magazines and newspapers by those who are looking for relationships. It is also useful in filtering those who are not familiar with such abbreviations as it would indicate that they are not up to date and most likely old fashioned or that they do not keep up with modern trends.
Depending on the context, there are a number of other different meanings for LTR. A part from the abbreviation for Long Term Relationship, LTR is also taken to be a short form for, letter, left to right, later among others. None of these is actually used in formal communication and most of these will apply in social settings and communication. You may find someone who is in a LTR writing a LTR to inform their partner that they will be meeting LTR. If you are able to decipher the above and tell the difference between the three LTRs, then you know what LTR is in most of its contexts.