What Does MIRL Mean in a Text?

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MIRL means "Meet In Real Life." It is an abbreviation used with the meaning "Meet In Real Life" to refer to an actual face-to-face meeting, rather than a connection online (such as through social media, a dating app or in a forum). MIRL is typically used to refer to a first meeting in person.

When issued as an invitation or suggestion, MIRL is usually abbreviated as LMIRL (Let's Meet In Real Life).

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When I write MIRL, I mean this:

meaning of MIRL

MIRL, rather than online.

Summary of Key Points

"Meet In Real Life" is the most common definition for MIRL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Meet In Real Life
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of MIRL in Sentences

Here are examples of MIRL being used in conversations:
  • Tinder Girl: What happens next?
  • Tinder Boy: MIRL?
  • Dan: How is it going with your cyber-girlfriend?
  • Eric: Great! Tomorrow we are going to MIRL.

An Academic Look at MIRL

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Eye Arr Ell"), MIRL 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 may have used the phrase "Meet In Real Life" to a "penfriend," but we would almost certainly not have used the abbreviation MIRL.

Example of MIRL Used in a Text

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