What Does LTR Mean?

What does LTR mean? Learn the definition, how and when to use this internet slang word

with ESL picture and interesting texting conversations in English.

What Does LTR Mean?

The abbreviation “ltr” has a few different meanings. The first is “Long Term Relationship,” which refers to a romantic relationship. This is how their relationship is currently described.

The phrase also has an entirely other meaning known as “Live To Rage,” usually means the person is not looking for that long term commitment.  The phrase “Live To Rage” perfectly describes this group of hard-partying people.

Conversation Examples

The many different ways this abbreviation is used when meaning ‘Long Term Relationship’.

Example 1:

Texter 1: John just called he is moving.

Texter 2: Really? Girl I am so sorry.

Texter 1: He said he wants an ltr.

Texter 2: Does that mean you are leaving?

Texter 1: idk (I Don’t Know) We could try long-distance, but that never works out.

Here you have friends talking about a guy she had been dating who just found out he will be moving yet still wanting that ‘ltr’ with his current girlfriend.

Young girl texting

Example 2:

Girl Texter: Hey How are you?

Guy Texter: Good, and you?

Girl Texter: Fine, want to have dinner tonight?

Guy Texter: Sorry no, I wasn’t wanting an ltr.

Another example of how “ltr” is used is when a woman tries to ask a guy out on a second date but is rejected because he doesn’t want something long-term.

Upset woman cry read text message on smartphone suffer from breakup with boyfriend in tears on couch

How “ltr” is used when it means “Live To Rage.”


Texter 1: Dude that party was off the hook.

Texter 2: I know I can’t wait till the next.

Texter 1: Right! LTR!

Two buddies discussing a great party, how wild it was, and how eager they are to do it again, truly living life on the edge, “Live To Rage.”

A teenager guy sits in a room on a bed and uses a laptop.


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