What you see while swiping on a dating app isn’t always what you get IRL.
More than 54 percent of online daters have gone on dates with people who have “seriously misrepresented” themselves in their profiles, according to a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
It’s so bad out there, there’s even a name for the trend: “Kittenfishing” ― a term coined by the dating app Hinge ― is like a lower-grade, less egregious version of catfishing. Someone who kittenfishes presents themselves unrealistically on their profile, whether they use heavily edited or old-as-hell pics, or they lie about their age, occupation or lifestyle.
Knew a guy once who said he’d been married twice including his current marriage.— #HumpDayHashTags🐫 Devin Nunes Camel - “Humpy” (@HumpDayHashTags) May 20, 2019
It was his sixth marriage.
He also claimed to be a badass Navy veteran.
He was kicked out of boot camp after 20 days. #DatingProfileWhiteLies