What Does GF Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation GF has many meanings when used in text-based messaging and online. It is widely used with the meaning "Girlfriend" and (especially on dating sites) it is also used to mean "Gay Female." In gaming circles, GF is used to mean "Good Fight." Read on to learn more about each of these definitions and how to use GF online and in text messaging.


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In the context of relationships, GF usually stands for "girlfriend," which is a term commonly used to refer to a female partner in a romantic or sexual relationship, whether gay or straight. In this context, a GF may be involved in a short-term or long-term relationship, which might include living together, planning future goals together, or even marriage. However, in general usage, "girlfriend" is often also used to refer to a girl's or woman's female friends. For example:

  • You need to find a GF and settle down.
  • I'm sure Craig is gay. He hasn't had a GF in all the time I've known him.
  • I'm meeting my GFs later for a coffee. Do you want to come along?
Other terms used to mean "Girlfriend" include boo and heina.

Gay Female

On online dating sites, GF is often used with the meaning "Gay Female." In this context, it indicates that the poster is a gay woman, or is interested in meeting gay women. For example:
  • GF seeks GFs with sense of adventure, for weekends in the mountains.
  • Looking for GF with GSOH for serious relationship.
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Digital platforms have revolutionized the way gay women connect, offering a more expansive network and a tailored space to explore their sexuality. Such platforms cater to specific needs, interests, and identities, making it easier for gay women to find like-minded individuals and fostering deeper, more genuine connections. Through this medium, many have discovered community, friendship, and romance, changing the landscape of LGBTQ dating.

Check out our comprehensive glossary of dating terms.

Good Fight

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In online combat/fighting games, GF usually means "Good Fight." It is typically used at the end of a game to congratulate an opponent or teammate for their performance. The term can be used by either the winner or loser of the game. In this context, it is similar in meaning and use to abbreviations such as GGWP (Good Game Well Played) and GFG (Good F*cking Game).

For example:
  • Sammy: That was one hell of a battle!
  • Dani: Yes! GF! You almost had me.
Check out our dictionary of gaming terms.

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meaning of GF

GF also means "Gay Female" and Good Fight."

Summary of Key Points

First definition of GF

"Girlfriend" is the most common definition for GF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of GF

On online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, GF often means "Gay Female."
Definition:Gay Female
Guessability:guessability level 3
4: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


Third definition of GF

GF also means "Good Fight," especially on gaming platforms, such as Vivox, Razer and Mumble.
Definition:Good Fight
Guessability:guessability level 3
4: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at GF

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

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