Hot girl named "Amanda miller" from college by mine hmu on facebook and it got weird pretty quickly, lots of red flags and I ended up deleting her at one point... she almost got me to send a dick pic but luckily my friend got the same message at the same time, and we assumed it was a catfish. I know lots of friends who weren't so lucky to catch it before it was too late... we all laughed and wondered if anything would come out of it, and ended up forgetting about it after a while.........
Turn on MTV 7 months later and THIS MF IS ON CATFISH I KID YOU NOT (the show where they expose catfish profiles face to face with the people they fooled)
I nearly shit my pants. He's explaining the profile and the name of it and pictures on the show and its the same one he tried to get us with.. the dude used to come over all the time for parties and I saw him almost every day for a year.
Since then I have caught several catfish, and expose them on Facebook out of pure shits. I openly fry their asses into catfish nuggets so other guys don't get bitten.
RED FLAGS TO WATCH FOR- don't make the mistake my friends made, I still make fun of them lol
1 Hot girl randomly requests you on facebook. Even if you have mutual friends, you can never be certain.
2 She messages you introducing herself with a smiley face (they always do lol)
3 She has tons of guy friends on her friends list, and lots of chode guys hit her desperate sounding statuses up with comments trying to supplicate her. "you're beautiful keep your head up" type stuff. Or if she has normal type statuses like "going to the beach " there will be multiple guys hitting on her saying creepy shit, and some trying to be weird and supplicate again.
4 Very cute girl, but limited pictures, and isn't really tagged in any. What's the chance a hot girl doesn't like being in pictures and doesn't go to parties? pretty slim.
Now, these don't automatically mean she (or he?) is a catfish! They are just red flags. One or two may be okay, 3 or 4 you can almost be certain it's Jared Fogle behind the computer screen wanking off and posting your butthole on 4chan.
THE ULTIMATE CATFISH TESTS- if you feel you may have found a catfish, remain calm. Catfish are typically docile creatures and will not attack, but you must cross reference them to be sure you haven't actually found the rare breed "cute but shy girl on facebook".
1 Ask for her snapchat. If she is young she has one. Don't let her bullshit you. Get one yourself if you are older, ask me or someone to figure it out for you. Snapchat is your best friend for getting girls in so many ways, this is just one facet of this.
2 Right click her pictures on chrome, and click "search google for this image". You may see her in multiple random tumblrs, facebooks, etc. This is a catfish guys.
3 Skype with her, this is a bit more far fetched but if you can make an excuse to skype or live facebook video her do it.
Any questions message me, or if you want me to judge catfish or not just send me the profile and I'll do my dirty work and get back to you.