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I was flipping channels tonight and came across an episode of Catfish which basically reveals people that have been lying about their identity online, either via dating sites or Facebook, or whatever.

The question is, why do people do it?

And even more importantly, how are people still falling for it?

If in 7 months the person you have been talking to hasn’t let you meet them in person, or Skyped with you, THEY ARE LYING TO YOU.

I mean come on, you have to get that by now, right?

If you meet someone online, you want to know that they are the person they claim to be. After the first 3 or 4 weeks, I can understand if they don’t want to Face time you, or video chat with you via Skype … they don’t really know you either that well in that time. But anything beyond a month you really need to ask yourself why this person isn’t willing to connect with you in a real way?

Don’t accept excuses. Don’t fall for them. After the first couple of times they make excuses, it’s time to stop talking to them.

Don’t just accept pictures.

Demand to meet them in person or to video chat with them. If they won’t do it, or keep making excuses MOVE ON!