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I Was Catfished!






Guys, I was Catfished. No, it wasn't as extreme as the above but let me ask you this;


Assuming you started chatting with someone on a social network platform, for instance facebook, bbm, Whatsapp and you both really hit it off. You guys have an instant connection and you go from chatting to talking on the phone. When you've both noticed the mutual attraction you request to see more pictures of them, as the only one you've seen is the one used for their profile, which does not give you much to "work with". 

They send you pictures which you quite like, even though your fondness for them has nothing to do with the pictures they sent you. You spend a lot of time with each other on the phone and begin to become quite used to them and dependent on their phone calls, so much so that you begin to picture a life with them.

Finally you both decide it's time to meet in person and you're very excited. You show up and you're jittery with anticipation. Then someone shows up "claiming" to be them and it seems someone is playing a prank on you. Where is your darling friend? This is not your darling friend!

But alas, your excitement plummets like a punctured parachute as you realize that this person is the same person you've become so fond of. 

As they chat excitedly, you're overwhelmed with disappointment and confusion. This person is not at all what you expected, you don't like what you're seeing. Yet, this is the same person you have come to like and depend on. 

(If you've been chatting with the guy in the first picture and the guy in the second picture shows up) What would you do?

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  1. I've been in situations like this, so all i do is show my disappointment in the most polite manner and gradually withdraw from the relationship/friendship afterward.

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  2. I find it difficult to keep a 'coded' face. The face just gives me up before I even start convincing the person that I'm not too bothered abt the appearance...

    What is do is that she doesn't hear from me for a long time and there after, I revive the friendship but this time its just platonic.

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  3. Let me very honest, This can not happen to me T.
    If I'm chatting with the intent to date/love, we will DEFINITELY see before emotions start flying around or love start doing me anyhow. Because I'm a little bit vain in the Looks dept, I'm not saying Look like Tyson Beckford, but at least don't hurt my Eyes or Pride....

    But if it did happen, I'll politely explain how vain I am & move on. We'll still be friends but the spark would have faded even before I left our meeting point...

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  4. Really funny,anyway am not a person who knows how to pretend, therefore I would show my disapproval in a way that wouldn't seem insulting and I don't think such can happen to me cos I don't give room for social network relationship.

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  5. Funny I once had an experience, dude was like teddy bear size and had very low self esteem. My disappointment quickly turned to pity and maternal instincts took over. I nurtured this dude and we built his self esteem together. He later wanted to date me but whatever romance I had prior to our meeting disappeared the day I saw him. He was like 5ft and an inch tall

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  7. Was harmlessly chatting with this dude o! Was not hesperring it to go anywhere o! Got to the age part and when I revealed mine,the dude bolted like a run away slave...lol

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    1. Because you look half your age.

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  8. Had. This experience too. The dude was soooo fat. He really was serious, but I Said no thenksssss. Lol.

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    1. I wonder what women have against fat men. Men don't treat fat women this way o.

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    2. Ehn?! You say Wetin?!!! Only men that like them big or fat o! See this anonymous! Nah where you from come?! Hmph! Iffa hear say they don't treat them like that!

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  9. Thelma... this happened in "when love happens" loool... i'll simply do what oluwanimoduroti bankole-smith(the protagonist) did when it happened to her... she simply told the guy he had the wrong girl! When the guy insisted he recognizes her from the pictures! She simply said "you noh dey hia word?!!!! I'm not who you're looking for" and then walked out on him! Loool.
    Thelma... watch when love happens nah!


    Meanwhile don't you just love that name! Oluwanimoduroti bankole-smith! + is it bad that I want to marry a "Tomiwa" that has a sexy compound name! *facepalm*

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  10. i doubt this can happen to me,i have to meet you before developing any kind of feeling whatsoever but in a situation where its happens,am not soo good at pretending even my facial expression will show how disappointed I am

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  11. One of the reasons why am not too bothered about pictures,they can be deceiving.

    After enough filters and photoshop...you meet in real life and you'd be left wondering what happened.

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  12. Lol! I don't even know what I'd do.

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  13. Oh well, No lies eh..This has happened to me tho'. I saw him with a head as huge as a watermelon and I did a 180 degree march back to my house mehn....I mean, If I can't figure out how that head got on the wrong body then...180 degree march it is for me!

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  14. Never been in the situation.. Bt I won't hide my disappointment sha

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