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Ryan Shalagan
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Manti and the Catfish Fry

on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 pm
In the past few years we have been introduced to a new term call catfishing. As online dating becomes more and more popular these days so does catfishing. This new term is defined as “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive onlineromances”, according the Urban Dictionary. With that being said the biggest downside of online dating would have to be that it is so easy for people to lie about themselves when creating their online relationship profiles. Relationship coach Timmy Gibson describes how some people really being to trust the other person online when in reality they know nothing about them. This can create many problems when one person becomes fully trusted in the other person, because it opens to door to many types of scams. What this means is lets say one person says that they recently lost their job and has not been able to keep up with their bills, and asks the other person if they could help. Since the other person became so attached and trusted the other person they would most likely want to help the person in need, when in reality this was a scam to begin with. It’s important to fully understand whom you are talking with, and online relationships can be particularly tricky because of this. Do you think online dating sites should create a tool to help verify the information presented on users accounts since it is so easy for people to lie about themselves when creating their online relationship profiles?

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