“It’s the culmination of waking up early (or going out late), busting your ass to get out there, bringing the right gear, presenting the fish with the right bait or lure in the right place and time and finally just being able to hold the animal for a while and take a photo.” A good fish can also be a conversation starter — sometimes, he says, matches might kick things off by complimenting his catch or asking him where he goes fishing. Either way, there are always other fish in the sea.
After becoming suspicious Schulman drives to "Megan's" address - and finds Angela, who admits she was behind the account all along.
At the end he tells a story about how live cod were shipped along with catfish to keep the cod active and ensure the quality of the fish.
They make up life stories and use photographs of unsuspecting victims to create fake identities.
Catfishers add life experiences, jobs, friends and photographs to the fake accounts.
This can be seen in cases such as young mum Chloe Davis, 20, who began receiving suggestive text messages from men who believed they had chatted with her on Plenty of Fish after someone set up a fake profile in her name.
The term was first used in the 2010 documentary ' Catfish' - in which Nev Schulman discovered the gorgeous woman he fell in love with online was a middle-aged, married mum.(This holdover from long-ago caveman instincts is an idea excellently mocked in a article titled, “I Am a Tinder Guy Holding a Fish and I Will Provide for You”.(Sample line: “I will provide you with many orgasms and sea bass.”) “Resources obtained by the man’s individual efforts are more highly valued than, say, resources that a man lucked into,” Buss, a professor at the University of Texas, wrote in an email.Eventually, Scheff matched with a woman who had fishing photos of her own.Their first date was a boat ride, and they’re still together.Schulman fell in love with "Megan" - but also spoke to her mum Angela, half-sister Abby and stepdad Vince online.