Instead, three days after the initial sting of our breakup, it came from an animal that stood about 15 hands high, had four hooves, a mane prettier than Gisele's, and a muscular stature that rivaled Hercules's. I'd known the guy I was dating for two years — we were together for one and a half of them.
MPs are to be urged to outlaw the practice of ‘catfishing’, which refers to online predators using fake dating profiles to trick victims into sexual relationships.
He was always excited about future plans for us but never following through, or claiming he needed more time in hopes that he would one day be the man of my dreams — the man of his dreams, even. Six months after I told him that I couldn't keep seeing him (and cut off contact with him altogether), I saw him face-to-face at an event. ), but a few days later, I woke up to a text from him that read: "I can't not talk to you anymore." My heartbeat shook my body.
We met up the next day and apologized and cried, but mostly laughed.
In one case, police allegedly dismissed a complaint by comparing catfishing to “going into a bar and claiming you’re a millionaire when you actually work on the bins”.
On Tuesday, Labour MP Ann Coffey will use an adjournment debate to call for the introduction of a new law that will criminalise catfishing, by making it an offence to steal someone’s identity and pose as them online to lure people into sexual relationships.