If you were born before 1980, a catfish is a fish with whiskers. But for everyone else, the dictionary definition of catfish (yes, it's in the dictionary) is "a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes." Verb: to catfish.
If you've ever dated online, you've probably experienced a low level of catfishing—someone lying about their height, or age, or strategically choosing photos that obscure their hideous personality.
Or maybe you've experienced the real deal, and found yourself thoroughly duped by someone online claiming to be someone completely different. These 11 people shared their stories of being catfished (or even doing the catfishing!) on Reddit. Yikes.
My ex-girlfriend tried catfishing me to test me. It took me about 30 seconds of looking through the profile before I realized that the name was her name backwards. The craziest thing is that she really thought it would work. That girl was bonkers.