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‘Catfishing’ Over Love Interest Might Have Spurred UVA Gang-Rape Debacle

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2016 | Crime

Ryan Duffin was a freshman at the University of Virginia when he met a student named Jackie.  ...

The Risky Side Of Online Dating

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 01.08.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

In the U.S. alone, romance scammers sweet-talked 5,900 victims out of more than $86.7 million in 2014. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as romance scams are grossly underreported.

5 Ways to Turn Failure into Success

Bryan Elliott | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Bryan Elliott

Now a seasoned veteran of vicarious online relationships and a famous front man, Nev Schulman is trying to use his fame and storytelling prowess to make the world a better place.

I Was 'Catfished' To Lure Sugar Daddy Bait At 50

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I hadn't been on the dating market for oh say ... 18 years. But unbeknownst to me I'm currently out there "Looking For Fun."

This Woman Was Catfished For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Susannah Birch was 15 years old when she met a man in an online chatroom. What followed was "an intense online relationship for three y...

7 Reasons Why Your Tinder Match Won't Respond

H. Alan Scott | Posted 07.23.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

They've gone into the Tinder mystery zone, the place where people express interest in another person, but then mysteriously can't express that interest with communication. It's basically the modern day Twilight Zone, but every episode ends the same way.

Widow Says She's In Love With Online Suitor; Stepdaughter Believes It's A $200,000+ Scam

Posted 04.30.2015 | Dr. Phil

Seventy-year-old Kaye recalls meeting “Aaron,” the man she now calls “the love of my life,” on a dating website in March 2014. “The first ti...

Seven Women Confront The Same Catfish They Each Had An Online 'Relationship' With

Posted 04.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

Seven young women, some of them students at Brigham Young University, had an online “relationship” with the same person, who they each thought was...

Mormon Woman On Pretending To Be A Man In 7 Online Relationships With Co-Eds

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

How did seven women get into a romantic relationship with a mystery man who they thought was the man of their dreams ... but wasn't a man at all? In a...

Artist Catfishes Dudes On Craigslist, Embroiders Their Cringeworthy Come-Ons (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains graphic language and may not be suitable for work. "My inspiration for this project was the Medieval tale of th...

Bamidele Onibalusi: The Ultimate Nigerian Business Success Story

Anca Dumitru | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Anca Dumitru

Have you thought of the people out there for whom electricity, a computer and a reliable internet connection are still a luxury these days? Bamidele Onibalusi is one of them. Six years ago, he was a 16 year-old Nigerian kid who wanted to make money online.

These Terrifying Carnivorous Fish Will Make You Think Twice About Murky Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

Remember when you were a kid and threw bread into the water to feed the fish? These fish take that idyllic memory and turn it into a nightmare. ...

Did This Man Catch A Giant Catfish, Or The Spawn Of Cthulhu?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.27.2015 | Weird News

One fish, two fish, red fish, OH GOD WHAT IS THIS?! Italian man Dino Ferrari reeled in a 280-pound catfish behemoth in Italy's Po River last week, ...

Why A Man Says He Sent More Than $100,000 to His 'Wife' In Nigeria

Posted 07.21.2015 | Dr. Phil

Steve, 53, says he met "Kelly" online in 2012, then got legally married to her long-distance, because she's living in Nigeria until she eventually inh...

Why Do Married Men Pretend to Be Single Online?

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 03.09.2015 | Divorce
Stephen Snyder MD

Let's teach our children to be careful with their hearts and those of others. Let's teach them that real relationships usually aren't so dazzling. The real ones tend to disappoint in a gradual fashion, often from the start.

6 Scary Stories That Will Make You Rethink The Black Hole That Is The Internet

Erin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

The world is a scary place -- but the Internet can be even scarier. Between a simple Google search and scrolling through your Facebook feed, there ...

10 Clues Your Online Lover Could Be A Scam Artist

Posted 01.26.2015 | Dr. Phil

It’s easy for some of the smartest people to lose common sense when they're being reeled in by a catfish — an online imposter who tries to win you...

7 Movies That Prove Our Technology Addiction Is Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment

With "Men Women & Children" in theaters this month, it's safe to say that technology dependence -- and the problems it comes with -- has become its ow...

I Want To Be That Girl

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Maybe it's only jealousy. Maybe it's not. We don't understand it, but you know it's not just you. Your friends hate her guts too, and it baffles them as well. All we know is that we want to become something we hate.

Woman Sends Over $300K To Online Lover She's Never Met

Posted 12.23.2014 | Dr. Phil

Is 70-year-old Norma being scammed by a catfish?

That Time Nev From 'Catfish' Punched A Girl On Campus

Vulture | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

In his new book, In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, Nev Schulman -- the boyish host of the MTV show Catfish -- writes about the t...

How To Avoid Getting Catfished

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As a victim of fraudulent online dating himself, Nev Schulman knows what happens when using modern technology to find love goes wrong. At 23, Schul...

To the Girl I (Accidentally) Catfished

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Looking back now, my story is kind of funny. It always gets a laugh out of people. But when you stop and think about it, it's actually horrible. You place your trust and affection in someone only to find out it was all a lie.

Underloved Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Sea to Table

We all know something is broken when 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. comes from outside the U.S, and over two-thirds of all seafood we eat is shrimp, salmon, tilapia, (almost all farm-raised under dubious conditions) or canned tuna. Our vast oceans offer a cornucopia of species, and we only taste four of them.

Catfish Fry Carries Family Across Many Miles

American Food Roots | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
American Food Roots

This wondrous fish brought together roughly 200 people each year.