What Does VGL Mean in a Text?

VGL means "Very Good Looking." The abbreviation VGL is typically used in dating profiles, normally as part of a self description posted by a user. However, it can also be used to describe someone else, either as part of the description of someone that a user is hoping to date, or in general text-based chat.

It is widely believed that anyone who uses VGL as part of their dating profile and who doesn't post a picture, is probably lying and is not really good looking at all.

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When I write VGL, I mean this:

meaning of VGL

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Summary of Key Points

Definition for VGL

VGL means "Very Good Looking." This is the most common definition for VGL on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.
Definition:Very Good Looking
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of VGL in Sentences

Here are examples of VGL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I didn't know you had a brother! he's VGL!
  • Jordan: Oh stop! That's my brother you're talking about.
  • Tony: What do you think of our new Maths teacher?
  • Jordan: He's VGL. Might be a bit old for us though.

An Academic Look at VGL

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Vee Gee El"), VGL is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of VGL Used in a Text

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