Desperate For A Relationship: More People Create Fake Online Profiles

January 28, 2013  |  
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From Your Tango

Throughout the whole Manti Te’o incident, numerous media outlets have contemplated the pressures on athletes to have publicity, on his football team’s “legacy culture” and how someone could possibly be duped into a catfish-type of situation.

While Te’o says he only lied after he found out his online girlfriend was a hoax, it seems fake partners aren’t so uncommon. It got us wondering why someone would actually lie about having a significant other at all?


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  • Nope

    No different that a person’s fake persona offline. **shrugs**

  • Guest360

    I really don’t get this “catfish” thing. Why are people trying to dupe others into loving them and why are some falling for it? You will never see me “in love” with someone I have yet to meet face to face let alone actually get to know in the real world. The whole thing just sounds crazy to me. Online dating can be an amazing tool to meet people….if you use it correctly.

    • Babydoll 70

      Because some people are sociopaths and that’s what they do, deceive.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    and that’s exactly why I will never do online dating. . .

  • It allows people the ability to step to people they would never have the courage to approach under their normal persona. Its also a testament to the crap you can get away with if you appear attractive enough.