The funny part was that I wasn’t even giving him stuff to work with, but he kept going on.
He kept sending me messages over and over, but I didn’t respond.
My catfish was not very intelligent, I was very cold with him and didn’t give him reason to think I was interested romantically in him. But it got me thinking, had I been someone else who was very lonely and in a vulnerable place in my life, would I fall for it?
They choose to believe in something that isn’t tangible.
These catfish are masters at creating an ideal romance and the victims idealize them in their imagination. But, you need to make sure it’s the right type of attention.
We hear this term “catfish” often with the popularity of online dating and social media. A catfish, essentially, is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not by using a false identity in order to get close to someone and/or start a fake and deceptive online romances with them via social media. Yes, I put myself in the line of fire for the sake of learning, here is what I learned. I have a pretty public profile because I don’t really post anything about my personal life on there, as such, I have a lot of subscribers and people adding me that I don’t know. I didn’t really give any information out that wasn’t public but chatted nonetheless.
Technology has made us all exposed, whether we like to be or not, to a plethora of experiences, both good, and bad. I don’t usually add people I don’t know, but people are free to subscribe if they wish to do so. He talked about his love of sports, his ailing father and his work. He would sing my praises all the time and how I brought sunshine into his life (um really, my short answers and words did that? Then, he started getting clingy, sending me weird messages all day like “” and if I didn’t answer he would keep sending messages over and over and over until I responded.
Someone attempted it and I let it happen, I knew what it was, but wanted to see what they would do and say, so I could share it with you my readers.
The people who add me are pretty random and they usually don’t interact. Needless to say that started to annoy me and I told him to stop. He stepped back a bit, but still would send me poetry and tell me how much of a blessing I was in his life.
Sometimes, some will send me messages and I don’t answer unless I’m bored or intrigued. He was quite attractive and had several pictures on his profile doing different things. I checked out his profile further, it was a newer profile. He listed a hometown in the UK as well as a job, education and a telephone number.
When I called him on it he said he didn’t see right on his clock. Then the next time I asked him what the weather was like where he was at.
I asked him in conversation what time it was where he was, he gave the WRONG answer.