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What Does STR Mean in a Text?

STR means "Send To Receive" or "Short Term Relationship" .

Send To Receive

The 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 Relationship

STR 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.

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When I write STR, I mean this:

meaning of STR

STR also means "Short Term Relationship."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for STR

STR means "Send To Receive." This is the most common definition for STR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
STR
Definition:Send To Receive
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for STR

STR 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.
STR
Definition:Short Term Relationship
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults

Examples of STR in Sentences

Here 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 STR

As 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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