(Closed) Spinoff: Have you ever been Catfished?

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
2256 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes. It was incredibly painful. What’s more disgusting than him lying to me and hurting me, is he used a picture of a deceased Marine and said it was him. We spoke over the phone, as he had some excuse for why he couldn’t Skype.

After that experience I vowed I would never do online dating again.

I met my husband through a friend, as a setup.

Post # 3
3535 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Not as far as I know… but I may also be slightly older than the demographic that has catfishing as a thing.

Post # 5
9521 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

No… I think I am too old for that silliness

Post # 6
131 posts
Blushing bee

People catfish in real life all the time, not just online. I look at past relationships as catfishing because I was under the impression they were what I wanted/needed in my life but turned out it was far from that. Lol, so yeah I’ve been catfished.

Post # 8
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

When I was in highschool my “friend” Had me start talking to her older brother on instant messenger. I talked to him for months… and it turned out to be her the entire time. I was weirded out and thought she was crazy, but it wasn’t really heartbreaking because well, highschool. 

Post # 9
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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futurehenson:  I agree one guy told me he love to travel and was adventuraous. Come to find out that he was afraid of planes and didn’t go anywhere. Also, He said he liked art. Come to find out he hated Art. What people say. 

On the catfish note. I never been catfished persay but people online are rarely who they say they are. They maybe fat or the pic they have is them on there best possible day lol. They lie about work and where they live. I met my Fiance at a bar. Wierd but it worked. 


Post # 10
1311 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly I used to catfish people when AOL chatrooms were “the thing”.. I would talk to adults and had fake photos of a 20-something girl. It’s very creepy to think about now since I was maybe 9-12. 

I also told my BFF back then that I had a boyfriend that went to another school. I made him a screen name and talked to her on it.

Also, I tried briefly online dating before I met my husband, and there were definitely a few catfish. They would never want to meetup but always wanted sexy pics and to talk dirty; I was smarter than that lol. 

Post # 11
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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beeingpatient123:  No. But Catfish is one of my favorite TV shows and I really good at “online investigating”. It doesn’t take me long to find out something about anyone…which probably isn’t a good thing but oh well. My Fiance says that Nev and Max need to hire me to be one of the people who do the investigating before they do it on camera. 

Post # 12
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Why do people do this? Are people that bored? SMH

Post # 13
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

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futurehenson:  I second this. It can be pretty traumatic.

I dated a guy briefly after my ex-FI who seemed like everything I wanted in a person who made it seem like his circumstances were just unfortunate. Nope. He acted like a prince long enough just to reel me in and essentially transformed into the needy, unmotivated, and sloppy person he was as soon as he felt that he ‘had’ me.

I’ve never been catfished though. I’ve had the fear of strangers online instilled in me for years by my family.

Post # 14
3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, I was catfished, but it didn’t really effect me.  I was in my early twenties and a ”local guy” contacted me from a dating site.  We chatted for two wks and spoke on the phone once beefore I called him out for having two different personalities.  It turned out to be a couple lving 400 miloes away looking for a live in Girlfriend   

I let them know I was not interested and that they needed to be honest in the future.  I guess the wife spent most of the time chatting with me and she left me several messages asking me to reconsider.  I never responded again and removed myself from that dating site. 

I was not emotionally invested and was causally dating at the time too.  Be careful out there, but online dating can be fruitful.  I actually met my hubbny online many moons later.

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