Have You Been Catfished? The Deceptive World of Online Dating
Online dating has become immensely popular in the U.S. In fact, already one in every four couples meets online. However, the online dating world is prone to scams, such as the one referred to as “catfishing,” after the 2010 documentary Catfish that follows a young man’s encounter with a woman he met online – who turns out to be completely different. Thus, “catfishing” means fabricating an online identity with the intent of tricking somebody into a relationship.