He wasn't supposed to stay the night, but he lived 45 minutes away, it had snowed earlier, and I lived in a very rural area with a lot of hills and curves.So he decided he was going to stay that night instead of driving home.Some people also exaggerate their age, interests or accomplishments to make themselves seem more interesting — as well as enlisting their funniest friends to ghostwrite their bios.Most people are familiar with the trend, but dating app Hinge was the first to put a name to it. There’s a new online dating phenomenon you need to watch out for. “Kittenfishing” is the new way your date could be deceiving you — and you have almost certainly already experienced it. It’s essentially a tamed-down version of catfishing — which is when online daters pretend to be someone they’re not.
So, how do you protect yourself when you try online dating?According to a recent survey, 38 percent of men feel they have been kittenfished — as well as 24 percent of women.But, surprisingly, just 2 percent of men and 1 percent of women admit to having done it themselves — suggesting most people don’t realize the extent of their own lies.“You should consider hiring a [private investigator] to run a background check and criminal check on the person, as well as a deep dive (OSINT) Open Source Intelligence Search. Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.Internet dating is still a relatively new way of people connecting with people from all over the globe, and people need to understand the dangers out there so they can make their search a safe one.