What Does GSOH Mean?

GSOH means "Good Sense of Humor/Humour" or "Good Salary, Own Home".

GSOH (Good Sense of Humor/Humour) is typically used by people on dating sites to present themselves as witty and entertaining. Experienced users of dating sites will tell you that a claim of a GSOH usually offers no clue as to the person's ability to be funny or to amuse. This is the case because most people believe themselves to have a good sense of humor/humour, meaning there is no reference to be measured against.

Confusingly, GSOH has also come to mean "Good Salary, Own Home" on dating sites. The emergence of this definition means that these terms are increasingly being written in full to avoid a mix up. This confusion is also avoided by the use of GSH for Good Sense of Humor/Humour.

Of interest, dating sites are full of specialist abbreviations, which have their roots in a time when personal ads featured in local newspapers and users were charged by the word. (A term like GSOH would incur a fee for just one word as opposed to four words.)

Summary of Key Points

Definition for GSOH

GSOH means "Good Sense of Humour". This is the most common definition for GSOH on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.

Definition:Good Sense of Humor/Humour
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

GSOH also means "Good Salary, Own Home".

Definition:Good Salary, Own Home
4: Guessable
Typical Users:

Image for GSOH

When I write GSOH, I mean this:

meaning of GSOH
The term GSOH usually offers no clue as to the person's ability to be funny or to amuse.


Examples of GSOH in Sentences

Here is an example of GSOH being used in a sentence:
  • Slim man 40 with GSOH seeks single lady 35-40 for nights out and nights in.
  • (It is becoming increasingly difficult to determine whether GSOH means "Good Sense of Humor/Humour" or "Good Salary, Own Home".)

An Academic Look at GSOH

GSOH is typically seen as an entry in list of personal attributes. In the meaning "Good Sense of Humor/Humour" and when used in a full sentence, GSOH is used like a noun. When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the common noun Sense. The word Good and the prepositional phrase Of Humor/Humour serve as adjectives modifying Sense. In the meaning "Good Salary, Own Home," GSOH is used like a compound sentence with the meaning "I get a good salary, and I have my own home" (i.e., it is not used as a part of speech within a wider sentence).

Of note, GSOH is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Ess Oh Aich). (Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "fun-loving" or "witty" instead of GSOH.

Example of GSOH Used in a Text

Using GSOH on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Tinder)


See Also

GSH (good sense of humor/humour) HWP (height weight proportional) WLTM (would like to meet) FSM (female seeking male) MSF (male seeking female) WSM (woman seeking man) 0 (passive or bottom partner (typically used in gay dating)) 0.5 (sexually versatile (typically used in gay dating)) 1 (active or top partner (typically used in gay dating)) 419 (For One Night (used in dating to mean a one-night stand)) DFS (dating for sport) E-DATING (online dating) POF (plenty of fish (dating website)) Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms