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The term, made popular by the 2010 documentary can be applied to people with any number of reasons for creating false profiles.
Some catfishing may be no more than an attempt from a lonely person to find things they are missing in real life: romance, excitement, an emotional thrill.
Countless stories from those who have been catfished can be found online, and while the circumstances may all be different, the warning signs are consistently familiar.
Here in the 21 century, the advent of social media platforms and online dating websites allows people to make connections with others at great distances—possibilities grandma would have never dreamed of.
But with these convenient romantic outlets have also come scams and frauds—something grandma didn’t have to worry about. Quite simply, you have been catfished when you have been interacting with a real person who created a fake persona online, whether through social media or dating websites, to form relationships with other people.
Sue Mc Garvie has been an Internationally Recognized Sex and Relationship Therapist for 21 years and is the author of three best selling books on sexuality and intimacy.
She was the host of a syndicated talk show called Love and Lipstick (aired on Astral Media’s EZ Rock, CFRB, CJAD) among other major market stations.