What Does DULM Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: DULM means "Do You Love Me."

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The abbreviation DULM stands for "Do You Love Me?" It is a way of asking someone about their feelings towards the sender, commonly used in informal communication such as text messages, social media posts, or online chats. When someone uses "DULM," they are seeking confirmation or reassurance regarding the other person's emotional attachment or interest. It can be used in various contexts, such as between romantic partners, close friends, or even in a lighthearted or joking manner. For example:
  • Sam: DULM?
  • Ali: Of course I love you.
  • Sam: Great! I love you too. I'm going to be late home this evening. Would you feed the dog?
DULM is often associated with expressing vulnerability or seeking affirmation in a relationship. It allows individuals to directly inquire about the other person's feelings without using lengthy or explicit phrases. It is concise and convenient for conveying emotional inquiries or playfully teasing someone about their affections. "Do You Love Me?" is also abbreviated as DYLM. Check out our concise list of digital dating abbreviations and slang terms.

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When I write DULM, I mean this:

meaning of DULM

DULM is used between romantic partners, close friends, or even in a joking manner.

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Definition for DULM

"Do You Love Me?" is the most common definition for DULM in texting and on messaging apps like Instagram and TikTok.
Definition:Do You Love Me?
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at DULM

DULM plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. It can be written "DULM?" or "DULM". DULM is classified as an initialism. Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

Example of DULM Used in a Text

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