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When questioned, she was evasive, prompting more questions and leading to additional disappointments as Nev discovered that not everything was as it seemed.
He traveled to her home where he learned that Abby's mother was actually playing the part of Megan.
The growing popularity of online dating The dating scene has been changing over the last decade.
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, approximately 6% of Internet users who are in a marriage or other committed relationship met online, compared to 3% who reported this in 2005.
She fabricated an entire life on Facebook using strangers' pictures and their information.
She even went so far as to have her fictitious characters interact with each other on Facebook to make it appear on though they were members of a real network.
We tend to forget that we see what others want us to see when it comes to crafting an identity.
A catfish banks on this shortsightedness and shapes his or her profile(s) to serve us exactly what we want.
Sometimes things are what they appear to be and distance or time has kept the couple from formally meeting, but often there's an element of deception; for example, people may look nothing like their photographs or may be pretending to be of another gender or are in another relationship.
They're emphatic, they're sympathetic, and they're like-minded.
The manipulation is so subtle that we don't realize the ways in which the "click" that is the hallmark of a relationship is being orchestrated.
Casting a hook The term catfish was made popular by the 2010 documentary film by the same name (which has also morphed into a series on MTV).
It refers to a person who is intentionally deceptive when creating a social media profile, often with the goal of making a romantic connection.
In the television series, Nev documents the stories of people who have been in online relationships for lengthy periods of time without meeting the other person.