M (Dating Term)

What Does M Mean?

The letter M is used as an abbreviation to mean "Male," "Married," "Mature," and "Mephedrone." Here is more information about each of these definitions of M.

Male or Married

On online dating sites and in classified advertisements, M typically means "Male" or "Married." For example:
  • Lady Pink: Tell me about yourself.
  • Ram Rod: Straight, M, no kids.
  • Lady Pink: Sorry, not interested. Got that T shirt. Didn't work out too well.
  • (Here, M means married.)

Mature

In a gaming context, M is an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) classification meaning "Mature" (i.e., for Ages 17+).

Games rated "M" can include portrayals of violence (including blood, mutilation, and portrayals of death), strong sexual content, and frequent use of strong language. For example:
  • Jo: Did you just mutilate that opponent?
  • Sam: Sure did. I think this game pushes the boundary of the M rating!

Mephedrone

M is also used as slang for the illegal synthetic stimulant mephedrone.

Other slang names for mephedrone include: Bubble, Drone, M-Cat, and Meow-Meow.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of M

On online dating sites such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com M means "Male" or "Married."
M
Definition:Male, Married
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults

Second Definition of M

In video gaming, M is an ESRB classification which means "Mature."
M
Definition:Mature
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Third Definition of M

In drugs related chat, M means "Mephedrone" (an illegal stimulant).
M
Definition:Mephedrone
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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An Academic Look at M

M is both an initialism abbreviation (as it is pronounced using its initial letter) and an acronym (as it is pronounced like a word).

Example of M Used in a Text

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