4. Age, Sex, Location
Generally found in internet chat rooms when talking to a stranger for the first time. ‘ASL’ stands quite simply for ‘age, sex, location’ and works perfectly for seeking out basic information when chatting with someone new. Of course, hidden behind a screen the other party could easily be lying. We’ve all heard chat room horror stories of meeting someone ‘IRL’ (that is – in real life), only to find out the someone you thought was a charming 17-year-old is really a grimy 40-year-old internet predator.