And I thank God for the catfish because we would be ...
boring and dull if we didn't have somebody nipping at our fin." —from Catfish On the Internet, a "catfish" is a person who creates fake personal profiles on social media sites using someone else's pictures and false biographical information to pretend to be someone other than themselves.
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People who feel so terrible [...] that they've been lying to a friend or a lover on the internet for a long time.
Whether or not two people are totally lying to each other and it turns out to be a huge disaster, that's only the first part of the story.
We then want to know why they are doing it, who they are, what they are feeling, what led them to this place, and why that resonates with thousands of other young people who have the same feelings, who don't have someone to talk to or don't know how to express themselves.
In each episode the hosts help a different individual with a different story, travelling to wherever they live and using background checks and research to uncover the truth.
Nev and Max contact the other person to arrange a first-ever meeting between the two virtual lovers, then document how both people are impacted.
In Season 3's Miranda and Camryn episode, the catfish did change their mind about meeting the hopeful, and only appeared via Skype.