A catfish usually makes the first move, often out of left field and sometimes creates a bogus, dreamy profile that sounds like the ideal mate you’ve described in your own dating desires.
They play on your sympathy and strike when you are the most vulnerable — caught up in the romance and emotional. Ask a Lot of Questions Inquire about where they are from, and verify landmarks and spellings of cities online. Catfishers like to ask you a lot of questions, but seldom let you go deep into their lives, coming up with excuses about why they are reluctant to offer more personal information about themselves.
We hope you love your woman a lot, gents, because dating a beginner pole dancer has some sick symptoms that make them difficult to love.
Award-winning technology reporter Kurt Knutsson, known around the country as Kurt the Cyber Guy, shares his top ten reality checks to see if you’re being baited by a catfish.
Someone reluctant to speak on live video, claiming shyness or that they can’t find a camera, should be a red flag.2.
Profile Picture Test Professional photos are a red flag. Tip: Use a Google Goggles search on your phone to see if the photo they’ve shared with you can be spotted elsewhere online.
Look for any other descriptions that don’t add up to the profile photo.
Tip: Ask them to take a photo holding a unique phrase or their own name on it and send it to you.