After 5 Seasons Of Catfish…

I’m absolutely obsessed with Catfish the TV Show on MTV. I’m so nosy when it comes to other people’s relationships and love lives. I love hearing about how people meet, their connection, and where they see themselves in the future. Naturally that brought me to rewatching all five seasons of Catfish.

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Photo by CC Chapman via Flickr.

With rewatching the entire series a few questions have popped into my head, the biggest one being HOW ON EARTH CAN PEOPLE STILL BE FALLING FOR CATFISHES AFTER 5 SEASONS??? I don’t understand how people have not learned how to use FaceTime, be aware of the red flags, and let an online romance go if the person in question is still being shady. Why do people still need Nev and Max to use Google search for them?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m very thankful that people are still falling hard for the catfishing bullshit because I get to continue to enjoy the pure trash that is MTV reality television, but really. HOW HAVE WE NOT LEARNED BETTER?

Another question I have is how are people going to have the audacity to act all shocked when they realize they’ve been lied to the whole time? I know it’s easy to see the signs in retrospect rather than in the moment HOWEVER there is a full TV show dedicated to calling people out on phony online relationships. All of the tools are there!

My finally question is do the people who volunteer to be on Catfish not feel dumb for announcing how naïve they are on national television? Some of these people stay in these shady relationships for years and years! Five years, seven years, even TEN years! That’s a lot of time to waste on a person who can’t even provide solid evidence of their existence.

I’m dying to get some answers so if anyone out there can shed some light on this topic please feel free to leave a comment below.

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