I meant to post about this show yesterday, but with everything I had going on PLUS an insane migraine, the internet was the last thing I was thinking about.
On Monday night, MTV debuted its new show, Catfish, based off the independent film of the same name. In short, the premise of the show is to ‘connect’ people who are involved in relationships with people from the internet but have never met.
In the first episode, we meet Sunny Cross. She’s been talking to a guy named Jamison (or RJ) King who is a model based out of Los Angeles. When the show’s creators (Neve and Max) agree to set up a first meeting, Sunny learns that not only is the person she’s been talking to this entire time not a model, but he is also a she.
How many of you have met people (for dating purposes or otherwise) from the ‘net, and they were NOTHING like you thought they’d be (i.e., used false pics, faking their entire life/identity)? Back when I was at UNC Chapel Hill, I met this guy online (I want to say it was via College Club? Can’t remember). Nonetheless, we chatted online for several weeks before we both agreed that it’d be a good time to meet. Dummy move #1 is that I told him to meet me at my dorm. I assumed I’d be safe because he couldn’t get in without a door card, and I’d be surrounded by other people in the dorm. Well, when this fool got to my dorm, he was definitely NOT the guy in the picture. To make matters worse, he was rocking a very dingy tshirt and even dingier shoes (call it a little vain, but I like those that I’m dating to at least be clean). When I questioned him about the guy in the picture, he told me that it was his cousin and since he “didn’t have a scanner,” he figured it’d be okay to use his cousin’s pic, since we look alike anyway.
The hell yall do….
Needless to say, we didn’t see or talk to one another after that. Post about your experiences in the comments. Definitely interested in hearing them and HOPE that it didn’t just happen to me!
Additionally, if you’d like to send your catfish story for posting on the blog, email me at holla at missjia dot com!!