What does WAYF stand for?

Where are you from?

WAYF is a quick way to ask "Where are you from?" You might encounter this acronym while chatting with someone you've met via a chat room, dating app, or social media, during the "getting to know you" phase of your relationship.

For example, if you've started a long DM chain with someone you met in Discord, that person might eventually ask WAYF. This person wants to know either a) where you grew up, b) where you live now, or c) both.

As always, you should be careful before sharing personal information with someone you've talked to only online. However, it's usually harmless to respond to WAYF with a little detail about where you're from.


I grew up in Minneapolis, MN. WAYF?

A woman who is about to send WAYF

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Updated October 12, 2022

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