A catfish is the lowest form of life on a dating site. My latest foray into cyber dating was a minefield. My first catfish almost had me hooked. Charming and handsome, he seemed to have it all, but when I caught him in a bold-faced lie, he confessed he was looking for a woman to finance his schooling. The photos and the profiles were fakes.
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Last Updated: November 18, References. This article was co-authored by Collette Gee. Prior to Collette's coaching business, she worked in the mental health field as a psych nurse which has helped inform her practice to create and sustain happy, healthy meaningful romantic relationships. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
January 23, On the internet, you can become anyone you want to — at least for a while. And though deception doesn't fit well with lasting romance, people lie all the time: Fewer than a third of people in one survey claimed they were always honest in online interactions, and nearly nobody expected others to be truthful.