23 Edge-Of-Your-Seat Moments Everyone Has Had Watching 'Catfish'

23 Edge-Of-Your-Seat Moments Everyone Has Had Watching 'Catfish'

If they're not real, why did they do it? If they are real, what are they hiding?
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"Catfish" is the ultimate "edge of your seat" show. For the entire episode runtime, you get so emotionally invested in whether or not these people are real. If they're not real, why did they do it? If they are real, what are they hiding?

This show is certainly an emotional rollercoaster, and there are some things that every "Catfish" fan out there thinks while watching the show.

1. You're telling me that you've been talking for FIVE YEARS and never saw this person on video chat?

Girl, I know he has an iPhone because those look like IMessages on your phone. If he has an iPhone, he has this thing called FACETIME!

2. Wait, you've only ever seen ONE photo of this person?

Oh, and look at that, the one photo you have is professional quality too.

3. Sorry, honey, but if the guy you are talking to actually looked like that he would not be "too shy" to video chat with you.

Get. It. Together. People.

4. Oh, great, you've texted this "person" at five different numbers in the last year.

Because I definitely switch my number ever two months. (Plot twist: I've had the same number since I was in sixth grade.)

5. He's a model? Oh, cool, so is every other Catfish out there.

I'm going to let you down easy on this one: He's not a model.

6. Nev, Nev, don't you go into that shady looking house. We don't really know who lives there.

OK, just kidding, you're going in there anyway.

7. Uh-uh, you did NOT just try and catfish "Catfish."

This only happened a few times in the show's history so far, but when it did, let me tell you I WAS SHOCKED.

8. If you wanted to talk to your ex, here's a crazy idea, talk to them as, oh, I don't know...you!

This one gets me every time. Do you really think these people aren't going to want to meet eventually?

9. What pleasure do you get out of torturing these people you don't know online? They're just trying to find love, man.

OK, admittedly, I would never turn to the internet to find love, but I also feel bad for the people who are so emotionally invested in these online relationships just to have their heart pulled out and stomped on in a matter of seconds.

10. My heart is pounding right now. I'm nervous for you.

Every. Time. Are they real? Are they not?

11. Did you just laugh? What part of this is funny to you?

I can't stand catfishing at all, but it's even worse when the people do it as a game instead of a wall for an insecurity of some sort.

12. If he lives two miles from you, why don't you just walk there?

If he won't reveal himself, but he claims to live two miles from you, I don't think you need to wait for Nev and Max to show up to get the truth.

13. Oh, he just so happened to move 1,000 miles away right when you started talking? How cute.

Those job transfers just happen at the funniest of times!

14. Wait, so you're telling me this is your best friend's ex-boyfriend's cousin?

Wow, glad we got that one cleared up.

15. I wonder where Max gets those cute little hand cameras?

Other than who this person is talking to, this is another constant question of the series.

16. This catfish has the same name as this one person from my high school, I wonder if it's them?

I'm still waiting for the time I see someone I know on this series.

17. Some of these people move on fast.

In the one to two-month post-filming check-ins, they show at the end of each episode, some of these people who were catfished are already in new relationships! I mean, hey, at least they're in-person this time.

18. Why does every catfish live in the shadiest neighborhood?

This is certainly not the mansion you talked about now is it buddy?

19. Who is this person answering the door? Are you "Mark?"

This is the biggest piece of anticipation every time.

20. Wait, why is a group coming out of the house?

In some cases, there have been groups of people catfishing someone. These get really weird.

21. Wait, I'm sorry, so your idea of "fun" is messing with someone?

Get a normal pastime, like basketball or bowling or something.

22. Yeah, that's right! Nev and Max totally got you!

The online search is honestly the best part. It's so thrilling to watch them figure out who it is.

23. You're actually real?

Every sign pointed to you being fake, but, hey, guess not!

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Assuming Everyone You Meet Is Straight Is NOT The Mindset To Have In 2018

Remember - no one owes you a coming out statement.

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Unfortunately, we live in a society that assumes everyone is straight until it's proven otherwise. Even though I'd argue our society is getting more and more progressive, our mindset on sexuality is something that is SO stuck in the past. Just because someone is dating someone of the opposite sex, hasn't shared a coming out statement, or doesn't look like a "stereotypically gay" does NOT mean they're straight. In order for us to be more accepting, we have GOT to kill this toxic mindset.

10 million American adults identify as a member of the LGBT+ community. Millenials identify more frequently as members of the LGBT+ community than other generation, so it's a lot more common now that the people you meet are NOT going to be straight. Remember - just because you're straight and just because the people you surround yourself with are all straight does not mean every single person you're ever going to come across will be straight, too. That's the definition of being close-minded, my friend. Friend groups have a lot more than just the one token gay friend - a lot of the time there are plenty of LGBT friends, they just may not be as open about it. And that's okay! No one owes you a coming out statement.

However, many of us believe that individuals in the LGBT+ community DO owe us a coming out story. And many times, this is what those individuals have to do. Their coming out stories are usually highly dramatic, full of tears and lost relationships with friends and family all over their sexuality. If we stopped putting the blank assumption on everyone we meet from the day they are born—yes, I'm coming at all of you parents who call your two-month-old son a "ladies' man"—coming out wouldn't be nearly as difficult for LGBT+ individuals.

There are so many sexualities someone could identify as, many of which fall under the LGBT+ umbrella. Yes, being straight is still much more common than not, but that doesn't mean we need to be heteronormative. We need to be more accepting, keep an open mind, and remember that assuming everyone we meet is straight or cisgender until proven otherwise is NOT okay.

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Selena Gomez Is Out Here Living Her Best Life, Post Jailey Engagement​

Maybe she finally is so sick of that same old love...

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past like, eight years, it's no secret that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been the on-and-off again power couple of pop culture since they were first spotted holding hands in 2010.

Because they've had such an iconic and powerful romance, Justin's recent engagement to model Hailey Baldwin came as a shock to many, especially having only dated Hailey for a month. It's hard to imagine Justin dating, let alone marrying, anyone other than his "most elegant princess in the world" Selena.



With his engagement, many expressed their concerns for how Selena was handling the news, given that she and Justin had been seen on dates as recently as four months prior to the engagement. Although Jelena was undoubtedly toxic between breaking up and getting back together every week and rumors of cheating, it's impossible not to feel sympathy for Selena after her first love was so quick to call another girl "the love of his life." I'll admit it, I've loved the two together and was rooting for them earlier this year when they chose to rekindle their love. Hearing that Justin threw it all away so quickly devastated me, and I can only imagine how Selena was feeling.



But counteracting the way that most would react after watching their ex rebound and, quite frankly, downgrade (sorry, Hailey), Selena has bounced back and has shown Justin that she is unbothered by his engagement and even better off without him.

Only a few short days after the news of the engagement hit the Internet, Selena was seen on Instagram hanging with her best friend on a ginormous yacht with the New York City skyline behind them. Although she hasn't publicly said anything or hinted about her feelings on his engagement, the smile in the pictures says it all: she's happier without him.



Even as headlines continued to swarm the media, Selena took on the streets of NYC sporting a shirt with the message written on the pocket, "only the strong survive." Knowing that she would be photographed that day and knowing the news that had just been announced, it's hard to believe that this shirt was a coincidence. More importantly, she's still smiling.

Selena's always faced criticism on the Internet for not speaking up for Latina rights, for not promoting Black Lives Matter, and for simply breathing. But with the news of the engagement, the Internet has been on her side. Tweets from both fans and those just reading about Jailey claim that she is finally free and that they hope that Hailey is pregnant so that she'll never go back to Justin.



It's only been a few short days, but Selena is doing better than ever. Surrounding herself with her closest friends and having the time of her life, she's unstoppable. The Jailey engagement may have been what she needed to finally quit Justin and carry on with her best life.

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