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Catfishing

Would love to know where DL comes down on the subject of catfishing. I’m firmly against and am advising someone to pursue a legal remedy. If you haven’t been victim to it (I have), not sure you cqn fully know the impact. But, I haven’t had cancer and i cqn still have an opioin. So,

by Anonymousreply 18Yesterday at 1:06 AM

Karmacally. Fuck you spell check!

by Anonymousreply 110/10/2020

Are you sure you don't have brain cancer, OP?

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2020

[quote] Karmacally. Fuck you spell check!

What about your other howlers, OP/R1?

Also, the fault isn't spellcheck's; it's yours.

by Anonymousreply 310/10/2020

It depends on your end goal. If you’re just tying to get nudes and have no intention of meeting someone, then you might be “successful”.

If you’re trying to eventually be in a relationship with this person (who the f knows how), that’s not going to go well for you.

BTW, if someone just collected pics from you, OP, what sort of legal remedy are you hoping for?

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2020

I’d like to see Nev and Max finally consummate their love for each other

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by Anonymousreply 510/10/2020

R4 In NY, its illegal to “profit” from pretending to be someone else online. Profit is loosely defined and isn’t necessarily monetary. There have been prosecutions of catfishers, though they tend to plead out.

by Anonymousreply 610/10/2020

It's fucked up no matter what. Also, "Catfish" the tv show is exploitative and the hosts are creepy opportunists. They are essentially giving a media platform for scammers and sociopaths. It's sick.

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2020

R6: Also, it’s usually interstate, so the feds have standing to be involved, though they largely stay out except in the most egregious cases.

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2020

Catfisting? It’s hard to get your fist up there and it really pisses off the cat.

by Anonymousreply 910/10/2020

R9's comment reminds me of my husband's imitation of Marlin Perkins calmly narrating the process of Jim Fowler giving a warm-water enema to a panther. The visual I got after hearing this caused me to laugh so hard I had to get my asthma inhaler.

by Anonymousreply 1010/10/2020

Doing it for revenge can be very therapeutic.

by Anonymousreply 1110/10/2020

I found out my partner is catfishing on fetlife. He’s loosely using details about himself, but he’s claiming to be 20 years younger and is using the selfies and nudes of some random guy. I’m not sure his motive, although I know it’s usually done out of boredom or lack of self esteem. What bothers me is the intimate conversations he has with other guys, and how he tells them they’re hot, have nice cocks, etc. I feel like it’s emotional cheating. I know, MARY! I don’t know if or how to confront him. And before anyone asks, we share electronic devices, and he forgot to log out and wipe his history.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Saturday at 4:21 PM

Unless you're doing it to prank someone who is a complete dick, no, not defensible.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Saturday at 4:22 PM

Karaclly.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Saturday at 4:24 PM

I catfish homophobic straight men to get nudes from them. I'd say as long as you only target assholes there's nothing wrong with it.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Saturday at 4:25 PM

I think it's 100% fine to catfish closeted gays who are detrimental to other gays and work tirelessly against us - i.e. politicians like Aaron Schock et al.

Then out them. It's a public service. I wouldn't have a clue how to do it though.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Saturday at 4:32 PM

I catfished my bro in law and then posted his nudes to Facebook. LOL!

by Anonymousreply 17Last Saturday at 5:52 PM

Yeah, but how would you feel about your partner doing what mine is doing?

by Anonymousreply 18Yesterday at 1:06 AM
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