catfishing

Dating

I Asked Critics How to Fix My Friend's Sloppy 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
sexual harassment

An Illinois Republican used his ex’s nude photos to catfish men over Instagram, report says

He's a member of Illinois' House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force, too.
Carter Sherman
8.1.18
Tinder

Young Gay Men Talk About the Dangers of Having to Hide Their Love Lives

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
Food

How to Cope When You've Been Catfished by Your Favorite Delivery Spot

So, that place you order from three times a week turned out to be a shithole. You are not alone.
Chason Gordon
2.20.18
scams

People Told Us Their Most Insane Catfishing Stories

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

Canadian Sex Workers Are Sick of Being Impersonated by Cops

Sex workers and prominent organizations are asking for police to stop.
Allison Tierney
7.11.17
Dating

Is It OK to Be a Casual Catfish?

We all pretend to be slightly different versions of ourselves to impress people.
Jaik Puppyteeth
2.5.17
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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