catfishing

Dating

We Asked Critics To Fix This Sloppy Comedian's Dating Profile

“When women see the word ‘sex’ on a dating profile, it's automatic alarm bells.”
Graham Isador
2.26.19
RACISM

'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface

The word describes white women who change their appearance to look black or racially ambiguous. We spoke to someone accused of this, and to the women calling her out.
Janae Price
11.20.18
Tinder

Young Gay Men Talk About the Dangers of Having to Hide Your Dating Life

Many gay teens use apps to explore their sexuality in secret, which can put them at risk of being abused or exploited.
Bo Hanna
3.14.18
scams

People Told Us Their Most Insane Catfishing Stories

No, Lance Bass does not want to marry you.
Caroline Thompson
10.12.17
News

Why Are Cops Catfishing Sex Workers in Canada?

Sex workers and prominent organizations are asking for police to stop.
Allison Tierney
7.7.17
catfishing

We Asked an Expert If You Can Really Make Catfishing Illegal

A British woman is calling on the government to criminalize catfishing—but is she going to have any luck?
Marianne Eloise
2.25.17
Dating

Is It OK to Be a Casual Catfish?

We all pretend to be slightly different versions of ourselves to impress people.
Jaik Puppyteeth
2.2.17
News

Dudes Are Getting Blackmailed After Being Tricked Into Performing Sex Acts on Webcams

It's a pretty bad idea to show your dick to strangers on the internet.
Allison Tierney
1.28.16
tech

Confessions of a Teenage Catfishing Addict

I'm 21 and I've never had a real friend or relationship because I wasted all of my teenage years living out a fake life online.
Anonymous
7.20.15
Stuff

I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.
Nadja Brenneisen
6.10.15
tech

I Spent Two Years Pretending to Be a Model on a Social Network

As an angsty middle schooler, the site Habbo Hotel offered solace. I became one of the social network's "It Girls."
Zoë Klar
5.19.15
Stuff

What I Learned Using Ashley Madison to Cheat on My Wife

The dating site for married people is—surprise, surprise—full of scammers, catfishers, and people with bizarre sexual desires.
Anonymous
2.24.15
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