How to Avoid Being Catfished When Dating Online

What does it mean to catfish someone?

Catfishing is simply a deceptive act of creating fake online profiles, pretending to be someone else

How do you know if you’re being catfished?

For those who don't know, the term refers to when the person who you're talking to online isn't who they say they are.

Loving Too Soon

A catfisher maybe after pulling on your emotional heartstrings just to manipulate and use you to fulfill their motives.

Doesn’t want to talk on the phone

If they seem truly interested in you but refuse to answer your calls, then that’s enough reason not to trust them.

Never wants to show their face

You know you’re being catfished if the person is comfortable with just written communication or phone calls (if you were able to get him on the phone)

Asks for financial favors

While the person might be having a genuine reason for requesting money from you, it should be at least when they’ve met you in real life and you have a history together.

Shares elaborate stories

One of the popular ways catfishers have perfected on to create a quick emotional connection with you is sharing their traumatic past experiences

Your guts say it’s fake

If you simply can’t spot any flaw in them, then that’s a warning you shouldn’t raise your hopes too much. Don’t be duped, and trust your gut.