I've been catfished before the term was coined. I was in a year and a half relationship where I talked to the lad every day, multiple times a day. I had over 100 pictures of him, and 30 of his intimate bits (definitely the same lad). Any plans to meet were fouled by supposed family health issues or personal health issues. We didn't video chat because I don't believe I had a webcam and I was also very self conscious.
Turned out instead of being a 23 year old skinny white boy with asthma, it was a 27 year old obese lesbian that sounded like a said boy. Don't know why she lied and led me on. Tried to speak to her for two weeks after but found out most of what she told me was bs, so it killed all the feelings.
I hadn't watched the show, maybe avoiding it. I just started a last month and caught the very first documentary first, when I thought I was catching a random episode. Now I am hooked and with it weekly. I find it interesting because most of the people right their wrongs when confronted, and most of them have reasons they didn't previously examine. It's just a shame that people do this to one another. I'm also surprised that the people being catfished arrant furious enough to tell and almost fight, but also I do remember the feelings I felt, which were hard to really put into actions or know what to do with .
I am surprised by the stories where the people are legit, but still don't think they are reasonable