SINGAPORE: A woman who said she was catfished online took to social media to warn other ladies. A catfish is someone who pretends on social media to be someone different to trick or attract other people.
In an anonymous post to popular confessions page SGWhispers, the woman wrote that she went on a first date with a man she met online. She thought he “was smart and cool and decent looking on his profile. Even as we were texting I thought I like this guy’s personality at first. Since he called himself a male soprano, I suggested let’s sing Karaoke. so we travelled to meet in the middle. When I saw him in person, I thought he was too fat and ugly and I wanted to bail!”
However, the woman added that since they had already met up she decided to be nice to him and treat him as a friend instead of a potential boyfriend. She added that they had fun singing before deciding to go for a massage.
“Earlier via text he said it was his treat. But since I made the reservation, I made the payment first. However I realised that while I was making payment, he didn’t raise the idea of paying back the bill. I was getting a bit queasy already. Then as we parted ways to go home, he said he would pay me back to which I said ok. But nope, when I got home, I didn’t receive anything. Except for a text that he’s home. He wasn’t fully accountable to his words. Then he texted a few more times and I didn’t text him all day and I realised that he had CLEARLY NO INTENTIONS of treating me”, she wrote.
After she messaged the man about the bill, he told her that he had accidentally fallen asleep. “Lesson learnt:It’s wrong of this guy to post some old outdated photos and mislead me…. It’s also wrong of me to pretend I like him in the first place. I should’ve called out the misleading pics in the first place so things wouldn’t have gone downhill. I am glad I paid for this good lesson. I hope y’all learn from my lesson too! It’s worth every penny!” the woman added.
Here’s what netizens who commented on the post said:
Earlier this year, a young woman who had just graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) took to social media to share her poor experience on her first-ever date.
In an anonymous post to popular confessions page NUSWhispers, the woman wrote that she was evergreen or had no relationship or dating experience. She added that she “didn’t find love during my university days as I was focusing on my studies. I was never into the idea of using a dating app but my friends had always been encouraging me to”. She wrote that she found it intimidating to meet and talk to strangers.
At the insistence of her friends, she went on a dating app and matched with someone she saw potential in. After messaging for about a month, she mustered the courage to meet him in person. “He brought me to fast food restaurant on the first date and we went dutch. & He then ghosted me after a few weeks”, she wrote.