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What Does STR Mean?STR means "Send To Receive" or "Short Term Relationship" .
Send To ReceiveThe abbreviation STR is widely used in text-based conversations as a request to exchange pictures.
"Send To Receive" is also abbreviated as S2R.
Short Term RelationshipSTR is also used on online dating sites and in personal advertisements to make it clear that someone is not looking for serious, long term commitment in a relationship.
Image for STRWhen I write STR, I mean this: STR also means "Short Term Relationship."
Summary of Key Points
First Definition for STRSTR means "Send To Receive." This is the most common definition for STR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
|Definition:||Send To Receive|
2: Quite easy to guess
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Second Definition for STRSTR also means "Short Term Relationship." This is the most common definition for STR on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on chat forums.
|Definition:||Short Term Relationship|
2: Quite easy to guess
Examples of STR in SentencesHere are examples of STR being used in conversations:
- Toni: Can I see what you look like?
- Paul: If you send me a photo of you. STR? (Here, STR means "Send To Receive.")
- Ann: I am not looking for commitment. I just want some fun.
- Sam: Fair enough. But, I'm not interested in a STR. (Here, STR means "Short Term Relationship.")
An Academic Look at STRAs it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Tee Arr"), STR 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?The abbreviation STR was used with the meaning "Short Term Relationship" long before the digital era.
Example of STR Used in a Text
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