Catfish has been pretty much a phenomena. The first season came& everybody loved it. For those unfamiliar, on the show they investigate online relationships to see if the person is being catfished, which means someone is pretending to be who they’re not.
In this week’s episode the girl who wrote in was named Jen. Jen is 18 years old & because she had a history with bullying, spent alot of time online. She met a boy named Austin playing an online game. She asked the show’s hosts, Nev & Max, to look into him because she had real feelings & was ready to meet.
The first red flag was that the guy said he was in school for computers, but somehow couldn’t web chat with her. Hmmm… It’s just funny to me that it takes Nev & Max all of 10 mins to figure out the person is lying, & yet the people being lied to can’t figure it out after months, sometimes years of talking.
So of course Nev & Max find the real Skylar & discover the guy has been lying. They get the guy on the phone & he gives them a hard time & claimed to be too busy to meet. Eventually, he did agree to meet.
My favorite part of Catfish is the drive to the person’s house & walk up to the door. It’s fun trying to guess who’s gonna come to the door. So they walk up to the house & a guy comes out & of course he looks nothing like the pictures he’s sent. They start to ask him why he lied & dude was basically like “I wanted to practice for a girl I’d actually like. Dude did not care at all.
I laughed, but it really wasn’t funny. He had no regard for her feelings at all. Nev went off on him. Of course Jen was really hurt. As they always do they tried to make you feel sorry for him. I didn’t even really pay attention because there was no excuse. In the end everybody learned & yadda yadda yadda.
The show is interesting to me because it’s crazy what people will believe. They ignore all of the red flags because they want the relationship so badly. It’s also crazy that people steal photos, create a fake identity, & dupe someone into caring for them. Mostly it’s hilarious to watch with my timeline on Twitter.
Here’s a few tips on how not to be catfished:
1. Video chat immediately
2. As soon as you think they’re lying, slide on over to Google
3. Just think! Use your mind. Ask yourself if it makes sense. If not ask questions. If you still think they’re lying, let it go.
Catfish has made my Tuesday nights very interesting. If you have not, tune in Tuesday nights @ 10/9 central & join the fun.