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The documentary "Catfish" chronicled photographer Nev Schulman's journey to discover who was really behind the long-distance relationship he'd been having with a beautiful year-old singer named Megan. Ultimately, Schulman finds that the woman he'd communicated with via hundreds of texts, Facebook posts and phone conversations was actually invented by a middle-aged mom living in Michigan.
Since then, catfishing has become a well-known dating term — meaning, pretending to be a completely different person online than you actually are in real life. And while hopefully most of us aren't using super sexy photos of someone else to mess with the minds of our online dating prospects, the temptation to lie about age, height, profession and other details to attract more matches is obviously there. If you've ever had an online date show up IRL looking years older or inches shorter than his or her profile let on, you already know how awkward kittenfishing can make that initial meeting.
This could include photos with deceptive angles, lying about s age, height, etc. Kittenfishing is 'catfishing light.
This also extends to the lifestyle you portray on your dating profile. While it's understood you're probably not posing with tigers on safari on the regular, passing off an expensive rental car as your own, pretending your rich buddy's parent's yacht is yours, or listing your occupation as something it's not PSA: working in "finance" is not the same as being a bank teller that also counts here. Online dating is competitive, flaws are easy to hide in the virtual world and at the end of the day, we all want to be loved.
So bending the truth might seem like the best way to increase your chances of snagging that first date. It' s no secret that online dating apps have changed the way we date. Why approach someone in person and risk rejection when you could safely swipe left and right from the comfort of your own home? For people who truly believe they're better in person than they are via photos, Sharone Weltfrieda d clinical psychologist practicing in San Francisco, says kittenfishing can be looked at as a strategy.
But at the end of the day, even the most winning of personalities doesn't shake the fact that you're kicking off a potential new relationship with a lie. Elisa RobinPh. So my first impression was that he lies. I might not mind that he is shorter, but I do mind that he lied. You'll obviously know you've been kittenfished once you do meet up for that first date. But psychologist Ana Jovanovic says there are a few s to look out for in order to spot it beforehand.
It's ultimately up to you to decide whether or not you want to investigate further. But if you are faced with a kittenfisher, Jovanovic says to ask yourself: "What is the Mature adult matchs and catfish trying to cover or lie about, how severe is the kittenfishing and how important is this to you? You will need to make your decision on what to do based on the answer to this question.
If you think you might be kittenfishing, Jovanovic recommends asking yourself the below questions, and answering honestly. If this sounds like you, Jovanovic says spending some time identifying your true best qualities can be helpful.
Accomplishments you are proud of? What is it that you and people around you like about you? If you are not sure what there is about you that people may be drawn to, talk to people around you. Ask them about ways they would describe you. Behind kittenfishing, there's a desire to be better. And while there are some things you can't change, Jovanovic says working toward that better version of yourself can help you move past the need to kittenfish.
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