To assume a false identity
You still haven't met her after dating for three months?
Yeah, she keeps making excuses.
That's sketchy man, you might be dating a catfish.
|Baited||Tricked by misleading information|
|Tikbait||Shallow TikTok content created to get views|
|Clickbait||Web content created to attract visitors|
|Thirst trap||A provocative action, message, video, or photo|
|DBEYR||Don't believe everything you read|
|DBTS||Don't believe their s***|
|DLTM||Don't lie to me|
|GICNBY||Gosh, I cannot believe you|
|blvmot||Believe me on that|
|2G2BT||Too good to be true|
|TBT||Truth be told|
Catfish is when a person pretends to be someone they are not online. The term was made famous by a 2010 documentary and subsequent TV show of the same name.
The term commonly refers to users who deceive other users on social sites, particularly with online romances. A prominent example of a catfishing romance is when football player Manti Te’o was duped into believing he was dating a woman with cancer. He later discovered that the girl didn't exist and that a man had been pretending to be his girlfriend. Catfish is typically used as a verb but can also be used as a noun to label a person as a catfish.