Online dating catfished

23-Jul-2017 07:00

With more than 40 million men and women online looking for love, there are bound to be some scam artists out there.

A “catfish” is a person who creates a false online identity in the hopes of luring people into romantic relationships.

It is hard to say but as I combed through endless blog posts and online articles about catfishing some of the common themes for motivation were the following: Identity issues, sex addiction, revenge, loneliness, curiosity and/or boredom.I also know when you are too embarrassed to share a story on a topic that needs some attention the perpetrator wins.So even though I just want to forget about my experience, move on and not give "this person" one more second of my time, I am not writing for me or for him, I am writing for "them." I know as I write this there are hundreds of thousands of people who are pursuing meaningful and authentic connections with other people.Facebook reports that roughly 10 percent of user profiles are fake accounts.There are three classifications of fake accounts -- duplicate accounts, user-misclassified accounts and what they call "undesirable" accounts.

It is hard to say but as I combed through endless blog posts and online articles about catfishing some of the common themes for motivation were the following: Identity issues, sex addiction, revenge, loneliness, curiosity and/or boredom.I also know when you are too embarrassed to share a story on a topic that needs some attention the perpetrator wins.So even though I just want to forget about my experience, move on and not give "this person" one more second of my time, I am not writing for me or for him, I am writing for "them." I know as I write this there are hundreds of thousands of people who are pursuing meaningful and authentic connections with other people.Facebook reports that roughly 10 percent of user profiles are fake accounts.There are three classifications of fake accounts -- duplicate accounts, user-misclassified accounts and what they call "undesirable" accounts.My "hopeful heart" played a role but I refuse to accept that as my downfall and by the way... Unlike the other apps, Hinge limits the amount of profiles you can view a day in hopes that you will be more thoughtful when you review your profiles for the day. " The following day, I get a message from "David Tee." After you match, last names are revealed. First clue: Not a likely last name for a white man from Canada. Because if you are on these apps you know there is some weird energy around who communicates first and in many cases after matching, no one initiates communication.