What Does FBO Mean in a Text?

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Particularly since the rise of the iKids, people have been far more open about their sexual preferences and desires, and this has generated a long glossary of new dating terms. Many sexual preferences are still abbreviated on dating sites, presumably with the idea that those who do not understand the term do not need to know it. That thinking does not help newcomers though. Here is the term you're looking for:

FBO means "Facebook Official."

More Observations...

FBO means that a relationship has been officially declared on the social media platform Facebook. When two people are in a relationship, declaring the status of the relationship publicly on social media is considered an important step in making the relationship official. Many people may question the legitimacy of a relationship if it has not been published on Facebook. FBO is not just for positive statuses. In the eyes of many people, break-ups must also adhere to the same rule.

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When I write FBO, I mean this:

meaning of FBO

According to some, a relationship is only real when it's "Facebook Official."

Summary of Key Points

"Facebook Official" is, by far, the most common meaning for FBO when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Facebook Official
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of FBO in Sentences

Here are examples of FBO in conversations:
  • Tony: Did you see Kyle and Jenna are FBO?
  • Jordan: It must be getting serious!
  • Tony: I can't make it tonight. I have plans with Kayla.
  • Jordan: Seriously, when are you guys gonna make it FBO?

An Academic Look at FBO

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eff Bee Oh"), FBO is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Courting" or "Dating" instead of FBO.

Example of FBO Used in a Text

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