I hate having this conversation but its one that I absolutely need to have with you. If you don’t know what catfished means, then you definitely should be worried. The reason I say that is quite simple. I’ve personally been catfished before and it absolutely sucks balls.
For those not familiar with the term it’s quite simple to understand. The definition of catfished is when someone poses as another person and tries to portray that they are someone completely different.
It’s the worst feeling in the world when you realize that you’ve been catfished. I cannot begin to tell you how bad this sucks, seriously.
I’ve had it happen to me on a number of occasions before joining Fling and haven’t looked back since. Thankfully fling.com has a full verification process that prevents these types of assholes from contacting you online. If you’re using Facebook, then you’re fucked!
Anyway, here’s what you need to be on the lookout for if you want to avoid being the victim of the typical catfished situation.
How To Not Get Catfished (My Personal Advice)
I’m going to help you avoid getting catfished. If you’re the type of person that likes to mingle and meet people online then great, but if you’re meeting fakes then you’re wasting your precious time. Here’s what you need to be on the lookout for if and when you start dealing with these catfishing fools.
Ask For Proof
Do not be afraid to ask someone for proof to verify that they are who they say they are. I’m not saying that you need a social security card or anything of that nature, but you need some form of proof if you want to meet someone that’s real. See how many social networks they are on and if they use multiple photos under each. That’s a good sign if so.
There are services that you can use to check their profile images. I always use Tineye to investigate whether or not dating site users or social media profiles are of real people. It can be the difference between meeting a real person or a fake one.
If a girl or guy will not do a video chat with you, then you might as well stop all communication right there. I’ve spent weeks sending instant messages with someone only to have them run like the wind when I mention video chat. There’s only one reason someone would shun that and it’s gotta be due to the fact that they’re catfishing you.
Meet In Person
If someone makes up excuses as to why they can’t meet in person, then you’ve been catfished. That holds especially true if you’re using an adult dating website. I’ve been meeting people to fuck for years on Fling and every single time I ask, they’re willing to meet. If someone doesn’t want to meet at a mutually beneficial location, then you can be your bottom dollar that they are pulling your chain!
If you want to learn more about this type of thing, then I suggest you check out the TV show called Catfished on MTV. It’s a show that goes around and calls people out for catfishing folks.
To all those people that are out there daily practicing catfishing tactics, stop being such an asshole!