If you’re not an experienced online dater, knowing some words and expressions will make your life invariably easier.
So here goes, our little glossary of online dating slang: It happens inevitably every November.
It is often used to identify with one's peers and, although it may be common among young people, it is used by people of all ages and social groups.
It's also important to note that in the UK, a rubber is an eraser, so if you ask for one of those in the drug store they'll point you to the stationery section.
Those are born from histories and cultures that are important to people’s sense of who they are in the context of their community.
Properly-used colloquial nuances will reflect those things.
Just because American English is so common worldwide does not mean that English speakers of different dialects can’t still confuse one another with slang and local terms.
American English speakers and British English speakers both have usages that confuse, and amuse one another.