What Does "HWP" Stand for in the Personals?

What Does "HWP" Stand for in the Personals?

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For Judy Kilpatrick, gardening is the best mental health therapy of all. Combining her interests in both of these fields, Kilpatrick is a professional flower grower and a practicing, licensed mental health therapist. A graduate of East Carolina University, Kilpatrick writes for national and regional publications.

Looking good, but not overdoing it, is one possible interpretation of the abbreviation "HWP" used in personal ads or in dating chat. Literally standing for "height/weight proportional," using "HWP" in a personal ad lets potential friends know that you are within the normal weight range for your height. It sets you apart from other body types.

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Height/weight proportional indicates that you are within the healthy range for your age and height, setting you apart from the "BBW" -- big, beautiful woman, the "BHM" -- big handsome man, the "BB" -- bodybuilder, or the "P" -- petite person. Using abbreviations conveys a great deal of information in a small space, helping personal ad readers narrow down choices before making contact.

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