Catfishing stories of online dating
We then want to know why they are doing it, who they are, what they are feeling, what led them to this place, and why that resonates with thousands of other young people who have the same feelings, who don't have someone to talk to or don't know how to express themselves.The show presents the "hopeful" as the one who initiates contact with Schulman and Joseph in an attempt to discover the true identity of their online romance, or the "catfish".Some of the show's casting calls do solicit stories from hopefuls, explained that despite the broadcast show being structured as a search by the hopeful for true identity of the catfish, it is usually the catfish who make the first contact with MTV.Producers then proceed to gather information about the deception from the catfish and contact the hopeful afterwards.Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality-based documentary television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating.The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish and is co-hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph.It premiered on November 12, 2012."They used to tank cod from Alaska all the way to China. By the time the codfish reached China, the flesh was mush and tasteless.So this guy came up with the idea that if you put these cods in these big vats, put some catfish in with them and the catfish will keep the cod agile.
And I thank God for the catfish because we would be ...
boring and dull if we didn't have somebody nipping at our fin." —from Catfish On the Internet, a "catfish" is a person who creates fake personal profiles on social media sites using someone else's pictures and false biographical information to pretend to be someone other than themselves.
These "catfish" usually intend to trick an unsuspecting person or persons into falling in love with them.
The term "catfish" is derived from the title of the previously-mentioned 2010 documentary, in which filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he'd been carrying on an online relationship had not been honest in describing herself.
MTV and the Catfish film's producers, Schulman and Joseph, help people who are emotionally entangled with someone they have never met in real life.