It can be intoxicating when an otherwise “impossible” love feels attainable, even when it’s built on a lie; having to admit to the deception would not only ruin the “relationship” (and thus kill the dream) but also quite possibly torpedo any relationship from the “real” world.Some people just want to be the focus of everybody’s world and don’t care how they do it.In one epic case, an individual known as Ms Scribe created over twelve separate identities in order to (I shit you not) take over a Harry Potter fanfic community on Live Journal.(Truly, internet politics is the fiercest, bitterest of politics because the stakes are so, very low…) Attention seekers live for drama; they will establish any number of horrible events in their lives in order to justify their behavior and keep the attention squarely on them where it belongs.These fakes have all of the earmarks of an emotionally abusive relationship – just without the physical presence to go with it.Amusingly, the Nora Ephron movie “You’ve Got Mail” (based off of the 1937 play which makes catfishing older than you’d think) actually treats this as an amusing lark that’s justified because it’s in the name of love.
right before yanking the dream out from under them and leaving them to wallow in freakish misery? We will tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships and a customized action plan to make your next relationship successful.If you’re like me (and I know I am), you may not pay all that much attention to sports.Some will go so far as to fake their own deaths, just to keep the sympathy train rolling.Some folks get their jollies from manipulating others emotionally; they love to keep their victims off balance by constantly blowing hot and cold.
but ultimately it highlight just how much the Internet has redefined the definition and nature of our relationships with other people.