Have you ever been catfished or catfished someone?

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  • Versicolour
    Versicolour Posts: 7,164 Member
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    I'm pretty sure I have been catfished. . I play Words With Friends with my sister and every now and then I will get a random game request. That's not usual, I sometimes play a smart match with random people, but never really chat to them. But three times now I have had men claiming to be on deployment, who are supposedly doctors but have very bad grammar and spelling and I slaughter them at Words. They seem to be interested only in my captivating beauty (which is suspicious enough) and getting my number. When I declined then they resigned the game. Really, at least finish the game you started!! Or was the 250 point lead I had too much?
  • slimgirljo15
    slimgirljo15 Posts: 269,452 Member
    edited March 2018
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    Seen plenty of catfish on here, theres one or two wondering around here right now.... but I've never been one or been caught by one, I don't think.
  • YogiJear
    YogiJear Posts: 118 Member
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    Seen plenty of catfish on here, theres one or two wondering around her right now.... but I've never been one or been caught by one, I don't think.

    I'm actually a 300lbs Caucasian man with 6% body fat that competes regularly. I just found this asian guy's pictures all over the internet and decided to fishcat (reverse catfish) as a social experiment. :D
  • slimgirljo15
    slimgirljo15 Posts: 269,452 Member
    edited March 2018
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    YogiJear wrote: »
    Seen plenty of catfish on here, theres one or two wondering around her right now.... but I've never been one or been caught by one, I don't think.

    I'm actually a 300lbs Caucasian man with 6% body fat that competes regularly. I just found this asian guy's pictures all over the internet and decided to fishcat (reverse catfish) as a social experiment. :D

    Don't lie to me Mary.. I know who you are girly and thats 15% bf .. :laugh:
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,741 Member
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    I only did this once and it was WAY before I knew what "catfishing" was, 1999 or 2000. I set up a fake account on some social site with a photo of a skinny, petite, professional-looking blonde woman in her late 20s, the opposite of my obese, tall, punk/goth brunette early 20s self.

    I wanted to see how guys responded to her versus me. To my great surprise, the way guys responded to me was much better & much more interesting. "Her" conversations were extremely boring and she got a lot of attention from professional men in their 40s-50s. I did lead on a couple of them but not very far.

    I don't think I've ever been catfished though. When I've met guys online (including both of my husbands, lol) I always met them face to face within about a week to avoid issues.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,741 Member
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    I'm pretty sure I have been catfished. . I play Words With Friends with my sister and every now and then I will get a random game request. That's not usual, I sometimes play a smart match with random people, but never really chat to them. But three times now I have had men claiming to be on deployment, who are supposedly doctors but have very bad grammar and spelling and I slaughter them at Words. They seem to be interested only in my captivating beauty (which is suspicious enough) and getting my number. When I declined then they resigned the game. Really, at least finish the game you started!! Or was the 250 point lead I had too much?

    On Words with Friends!? That's just nutty :smiley:
  • Deadman_Diggingup
    Deadman_Diggingup Posts: 3,082 Member
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    Everyone named Jenny is a catfish, so watch out fellas.

    I knew it....
  • ruffalicious
    ruffalicious Posts: 799 Member
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    when I first joined MFP on 2012, I met few ladies with the same interest (cheese) lol we ended up forming a group, I think one of us might have been a catfish. she only have 2 photos of her both on facebook and mfp, she just disappeared but I'm not sure if she's actually legit. she looked like a Barbie and really gorgeous
  • Smilin40
    Smilin40 Posts: 1,828 Member
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    when I first joined MFP on 2012, I met few ladies with the same interest (cheese) lol we ended up forming a group, I think one of us might have been a catfish. she only have 2 photos of her both on facebook and mfp, she just disappeared but I'm not sure if she's actually legit. she looked like a Barbie and really gorgeous

    And do you think cheese was her / his end game befriended you to get her/his hands on your cheese .f9yfawh1ab9l.gif
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,711 Member
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    I only did this once and it was WAY before I knew what "catfishing" was, 1999 or 2000. I set up a fake account on some social site with a photo of a skinny, petite, professional-looking blonde woman in her late 20s, the opposite of my obese, tall, punk/goth brunette early 20s self.

    I wanted to see how guys responded to her versus me. To my great surprise, the way guys responded to me was much better & much more interesting. "Her" conversations were extremely boring and she got a lot of attention from professional men in their 40s-50s. I did lead on a couple of them but not very far.

    I don't think I've ever been catfished though. When I've met guys online (including both of my husbands, lol) I always met them face to face within about a week to avoid issues.

    Try that again today. I bet you would get a way different experience.
  • Smilin40
    Smilin40 Posts: 1,828 Member
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    I only did this once and it was WAY before I knew what "catfishing" was, 1999 or 2000. I set up a fake account on some social site with a photo of a skinny, petite, professional-looking blonde woman in her late 20s, the opposite of my obese, tall, punk/goth brunette early 20s self.

    I wanted to see how guys responded to her versus me. To my great surprise, the way guys responded to me was much better & much more interesting. "Her" conversations were extremely boring and she got a lot of attention from professional men in their 40s-50s. I did lead on a couple of them but not very far.

    I don't think I've ever been catfished though. When I've met guys online (including both of my husbands, lol) I always met them face to face within about a week to avoid issues.

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  • ruffalicious
    ruffalicious Posts: 799 Member
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    Smilin40 wrote: »
    when I first joined MFP on 2012, I met few ladies with the same interest (cheese) lol we ended up forming a group, I think one of us might have been a catfish. she only have 2 photos of her both on facebook and mfp, she just disappeared but I'm not sure if she's actually legit. she looked like a Barbie and really gorgeous

    And do you think cheese was her / his end game befriended you to get her/his hands on your cheese .f9yfawh1ab9l.gif

    lmao I remember we made a song about cheese. i think it goes "sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am i to diss a brie" lol
  • 123tacos
    123tacos Posts: 661 Member
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    I only did this once and it was WAY before I knew what "catfishing" was, 1999 or 2000. I set up a fake account on some social site with a photo of a skinny, petite, professional-looking blonde woman in her late 20s, the opposite of my obese, tall, punk/goth brunette early 20s self.

    I wanted to see how guys responded to her versus me. To my great surprise, the way guys responded to me was much better & much more interesting. "Her" conversations were extremely boring and she got a lot of attention from professional men in their 40s-50s. I did lead on a couple of them but not very far.

    I don't think I've ever been catfished though. When I've met guys online (including both of my husbands, lol) I always met them face to face within about a week to avoid issues.

    Where I hear 40s and 50s... probably married looking to talk to a 20 year old? Ya they are not concerned about great convo
  • TheRoadDog
    TheRoadDog Posts: 11,788 Member
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    I love Catfish. My wife? Not so much. So, when I prepare fish for dinner, it's usually Halibut or Salmon. Or of course, sushi, if we feel like going out.
  • TheRoadDog
    TheRoadDog Posts: 11,788 Member
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    I'm catfishing everyone right now. I'm not near as cool or good-looking as the guy in the pics on my MFP page. I'm really just a lonely 27 year old guy, with extreme eczema, living in my parents' basement.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,741 Member
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    123tacos wrote: »
    I only did this once and it was WAY before I knew what "catfishing" was, 1999 or 2000. I set up a fake account on some social site with a photo of a skinny, petite, professional-looking blonde woman in her late 20s, the opposite of my obese, tall, punk/goth brunette early 20s self.

    I wanted to see how guys responded to her versus me. To my great surprise, the way guys responded to me was much better & much more interesting. "Her" conversations were extremely boring and she got a lot of attention from professional men in their 40s-50s. I did lead on a couple of them but not very far.

    I don't think I've ever been catfished though. When I've met guys online (including both of my husbands, lol) I always met them face to face within about a week to avoid issues.

    Where I hear 40s and 50s... probably married looking to talk to a 20 year old? Ya they are not concerned about great convo

    I think I had "her" at 28 or 29 and the photo looked like a newscaster, blond bob, very conservative, etc. I really think that had a lot to do with it. And of course I didn't know what someone like that would talk about, so I wasn't contributing much to the conversations with those men...actually most of them talked about looking for someone to have children with, they were single or divorced & ultraconservative. Perhaps some were married and looking to cheat with "her", I have no clue.

    The guys who talked to the real me were my age, 20s.
  • Deisler26
    Deisler26 Posts: 357 Member
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    I’m far too self-conscious to believe attractive women want to talk to me, so I just ignore them. So, no, I’ve never been catfished
  • ridin599
    ridin599 Posts: 24 Member
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    Deisler26 wrote: »
    I’m far too self-conscious to believe attractive women want to talk to me, so I just ignore them. So, no, I’ve never been catfished

    Yep Same Here LOL