6 Ways Catfish/The TV Show Change Internet Dating

I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea you could use Google Images to find out if someone’s profile pic was fake. Now, it’s the second thing I do when someone responds to my dating profile.

Long Responses are a Red-Flag

I like a good novel as much as the next gal, but when your first response is more than a few sentences, my suspicions grow.  In a world where most people can’t be bothered to spell “you” out, I’m not expecting a five-paragraph thesis about your likes and wants.

2. You’re Hot/Cute/Sexy Means You Want to Have Sex Way Too Soon

Don’t misunderstand. In some ways, it’s still a compliment, but somehow I believe you’re undressing my profile pic with your eyes.

3. If You Only Have One Profile Pic, You’re Probably a Catfish

Well, until you prove otherwise.  I don’t care if you think you’re not photogenic, most of us have a few pictures we can post on a profile.I get the privacy angle, but it doesn’t really apply when you’re looking for love on a dating site. Put on some glasses and remember deny, deny, deny, if your child’s kindergarten teacher happens to find your profile.

4. Profile Pictures Get Examined for Evidence of Photoshopping

I can’t believe people don’t know your first name is never on your military uniform. Nice try, but I’m not buying it.  Your fake last name should match the uniform of the fella who’s picture you lifted.

5. You Better Have 1 Social Media Account

Preferably LinkedIn! No, I don’t want to check your occupation, but LinkedIn accounts are far less likely to be faked. 

6. You’ve Been Googled

You heard me right! I have typed your name into Google to see if you have some presence in this world.  Again, the privacy-conscious human may be a bit more untraceable but you’re somewhere on the interwebs.



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