How To Avoid Getting ‘Catfished,’ According to Big Boy Chill
I (Big Boy Chill) tend to have the most random thought's pop into my head. Something occurred to me some time ago (October 16, 2013). If you ever get dooped by someone via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., you might have deserved it, kinda. Hear me out for a second.
From time to time I get the most random DM's from people I have the least amount of interest in getting to know, period... Might even be spam, either way the assumption that something isn't right about the account is present.
I will hit that unfriend button in a second, just to play it safe. I refuse to be featured on an episode of MTV's 'Catfish' with Nev looking like a damn fool in front of millions of people because I thought Zoe Zaldana, and or Kate Upton wanted to get to know me better, via Facebook. Only to become a trending topic on Twitter for looking like a fool on national television. Nah playa... Besides, I'm not into internet dating. I'm not judging, but I am also not on duty. . .
You should know what type of opposites you attract for the most part. Why would a woman who looks like Kerry Washington, or which ever famous male celebrity the women are infatuated with these days, be inboxing you, 'If you wanna talk hit me up, ***-***-***.' ????? Besides the fact they only have one picture, no location, and 15 friends you don't know. You know damn well you're accustomed to attracting booga-wolves, that alone should be alarming in itself.
Someone has to get 'Catfished' though, or I won't have anything to laugh at on television. Yeah, it's one of my top 5 favorite TV shows, of course behind Swamp People, Family Guy, South Park, and Duck Dynasty. What can I say, I have a shrewd sense of humor at times. I refuse to watch those drama filled reality show's about celebrity and athletes wives, of whom most were never even married too to begin with. Go figure. . .
I'm not saying set your standards low, I'm a firm believer in reaching for the stars, but I also believe we tend to set unrealistic goals for ourselves from the perception of television, movies, and magazine's portrayal of what the "perfect" man and woman are supposed to look like, and be. They may be gorgeous, but have crappy credit and a list of STD's and other problems I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. All I'm saying is don't judge someone just from their looks. "Looks" will not pay bills, put food on the table, and it won't get your ass out of jail at 3 in the morning because you thought it would be a good idea to toilet paper your high school english teachers house after prom.
With all of that said, be cautious people. The internet is an amazing tool. No, the internet is an amazing 'instrument,' an instrument that allows you to network and communicate with people from around the world without leaving the comfort of your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. The internet can also be just as dangerous as walking down a street where you know there's 2 loose pit bulls. Be careful, and wear a good pair of running shoes.
By now some of you may be saying, my title was misleading. There were not actual general steps to avoiding a catfishing. If so, it's possible my sarcasm went completely over your head.
Common sense is free and knowledge is power, and I'm just an aggressively honest commentator on the human situation.
Catfish returns tonight at 10/9c on MTV. I'll be watching, will you?