5 Telltale Signs You’ve “Caught” a Tinder Catfish

Read on to discover the crucial red flags to watch out for.
  • They won’t pick up a phone call. …
  • They don’t have many followers or friends. …
  • Their story doesn’t add up. …
  • They’re using someone else’s photos. …
  • Their only photos are professional. …
  • They’re reluctant to meet in real life or even video chat. …
  • They ask you for money.

How to Spot a Catfish From Tinder & Online Dating (LIVE Demo)

#1: Why do people catfish?

Most people get mad when their identity is used to catfish strangers on the internet.

She found out people used her photos to con sugar daddies out of their dollarinos. And instead of calling the police, she helped the catfish by sending them custom selfies.

But catfishing is not always about making a quick buck. Sometimes people create a fake internet persona for other reasons.

Like loneliness. Some people just want somebody to talk to.

Others have self-esteem problems. They find themselves unattractive or even ugly, but still have a desire for intimacy. So they hide behind a false identity and look for relationships online.

And some catfish use false personas to explore their sexuality or gender identity.

So catfish aren’t always looking to ‘get’ you. Pretending to be someone else is often an expression of a basic urge we all feel.

Although I’m making it out to be innocent, catfishing does SUCK if it happens to you.

So let’s make sure you never have to worry about it!

Let’s get into the biggest signs that you may be chatting with a catfish.

#2: How to spot a catfish and stay safe

You can lose dozens of hours chatting with an imposter who has no plans to meet up.

And if you’re really taken for a ride, you may even get feelings for someone who doesn’t exist.

By looking for the next 8 telltale signs of a catfish!

In today’s day and age, not having a social media page is very suspicious.

Having an Instagram or Facebook that’s more quiet than a cemetery.

Even the most uneager Facebook user gets tagged in their friend’s photos, or receives birthday wishes.

That said, some people are all about digital minimalism and reducing online distractions.

So not being active on social media doesn’t make your online match a catfish… yet.

What I’m about to say may ruffle a few feathers, but it needs to be said because it’s the truth.

While beauty absolutely is in the eyes of the beholder, there is also such a thing as an unattractive or gorgeous person.

Now, for the hard to swallow part:

We all have a decent idea of where we’re at on the attractive spectrum.

So if you just matched with someone who is drop dead gorgeous while you’re ‘alright’ on your BEST day…

Does that mean your new match undeniably is a catfish?

No. But chances are astronomically high that you’re looking at a fake.

Think about it, a supermodel can match with 99,234823495% of all people and she picked Joe Schmo.

Is your profile and bio THAT good? Or is she not really who she claims to be?

Holy Tip:

A quick way to see if your Tinder match is a catfish:

Open the Google app (you can download it using the above link) on your phone and head to ‘Discover’ at the bottom.

In the search bar, hit Google Lens:

Go through the results and you’ll find out if your hunch was right.

Because if the photos pop up on social media accounts or websites that belong to someone else than your match…

There’s just one hitch, if the real person’s photos are on a private social media account, Google won’t find the s.

In today’s modern age, it’s super easy to have a face-to-face conversation with someone, even if you’re on the other side of the globe.

All you need is a smartphone and an internet connection.

Is your Tinder match constantly coming up with excuses not to do a video call?

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