Catfishes can be ANYONE and its super easy to be one. Have you lied about your name? You a catfish. Lied about your work? You a catfish. Basically if your pretending to be somone (real or fake) your a catfish. Why do people catfish? People who font have a lot of friends may catfish or people who were boerd or people who were bullied or people who want love or people who are mean or people who are scammers ECT. Are catfishes cold-hearted? Not nesicarily. Some people try to find dirt or try to see if a bf or gf is cheating and they arnt nesicarily cold-hearted for example. Can i watch any stories of this? YES! Youtubers make stories and there is a show called Catfish mtv hosted by Nev and Kamie (earlier it was Max) and somtimes guest hosts like one time it was Machine Gun Kelly and other people. Catfish is actually exciting and ut can show you red flags by watching! Where can i watch catfish? Mtv and thier youtube channel definitly. Their youtube is MTVcatfish and also MTV . RED FLAGS TO LOOK FOR: not meeting up, not video calling, not calling, asking for money over and over, stuff not adding up, saying thier meeting up some where and then not showing up, ghosting, being sus ect ECT. Does this mean they are definitly a catfish? No.
Chad: Hey look at this hot chick who added me.
Mike: LMAO shes a total catfish
Chad: ugh why the hot ones always fake
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A catfish is someone who assumes a false identity on the Internet using various platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A catfish is often undesirable in comparison to thier profile, as an actual catfish would be to a premium "catch" fish like Alaskan salmon.
I met this guy on match.com who was a total catfish. His pic was cute but he obviously thinks he is a time traveler cause he looked like Matlock!
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A Catfish is a person that is not in touch with reality. They use social media outlets to pretend to be someone they aren't. Using all platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and even Tumblr to pretend to be someone else. Some even go to such lengths as creating an "ask.com" account to ask themselves questions to "appear" more real. They don't know who they truly are, and they are not satisfied with who they are in real life. So they create this false "reality" to feel accepted.

A catfish is also a bit sociopathic. They begin to believe they are who they are pretending to be, in pure denial to the point where even when they are found out and caught in their lie, they refuse to admit that they've been lying and they will keep it going.

Often times, a Catfish will not Skype, video chat and sometimes they won't even talk on the phone, as that will reveal their true identity so they avoid that at all cost. They will come up with every and any excuse in the book as to why they cannot have a video chat with you.

A Catfish lies about who they are, where they are from, they even lie about the family they have. Everything about their entire being is usually always a complete lie.

These characteristics can also be diagnosed as "Dissociative Identity Disorder" in which the individual has multiple personalities in which they have developed individual names, personal history and characteristics for their other personality.
After all of these years of being online friends, it's hard to cope with the fact that Lloyd is really a catfish.
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Someone who pretends to be someone they're not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Freshman year I started chatting with this chill girl online, only for her to turn out ugly-ass catfish. Never again.
by Midoof September 28, 2010
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when a man or a woman lies about their appearance on the internet only for it to later be discovered that they do not look how they portrayed or they are not who they said they are.
Don't let anyone catfish you on those dating sites.
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someone who pretends to be someone they are not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

From the 2010 movie Catfish
Many guys have multiple accounts on facebook because they are catfishes
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A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not on the internet.
Did you hear how Bonnie Combs got totally catfished last month?! She was caught lying about her life on the internet!
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