What Does RTS Mean in a Text?

RTS means "Real Time Strategy" (Gaming Term) and "Real Time Sex."

Real-Time Strategy

The abbreviation RTS is most commonly used in online gaming, where it means "Real-Time Strategy." In this context, RTS are (usually military) games that take place in real time and require players to direct their characters in combat against other players or NPCs (Non-Player Characters) controlled by the game.
  • Lee: What sort of games do you like?
  • Ray: RTS are my favorite. Especially Blades of The Shogun.
Check out our complete glossary of online gaming terms.

Real-Time Sex

RTS is also used in adult chat forums and personal ads, with the meaning "Real Time Sex." In this context, RTS indicates that a participant is interested in meeting another participant in person for a physical relationship (as opposed to continuing to chat online or through messaging).
  • Sam: You sound gorgeous. How do you fancy meeting up for RTS?
  • Ali: Whenever you like.

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meaning of RTS

"Real Time Strategy"

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for RTS

RTS means "Real Time Strategy." This is the most common meaning for RTS on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Real Time Strategy
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Real Time Sex" is the most common meaning for RTS on online dating sites and in adult chat forums.
Definition:Real Time Sex
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at RTS

Whether used with the meaning "Real Time Strategy" or "Real Time Sex," MVP is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • AI - "Artificial Intelligence."
  • EW - "Electronic Warfare."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • FANG - "Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google."

Example of RTS Used in a Text

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