The term "catfish" is derived from the title of the previously-mentioned 2010 documentary, in which filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he'd been carrying on an online relationship had not been honest in describing herself.MTV and the Catfish film's producers, Schulman and Joseph, help people who are emotionally entangled with someone they have never met in real life.And so they're hopeful that by coming on the show [...] maybe we can facilitate some kind of amicable exchange, that they can be heard, explain themselves in a more objective and non-judgmental way. Executive producer Tom Forman stresses that the TV version won't just tell "stories of deception. We found people who are exactly who they say they are. We find people who are willing to get past an initial deception and really do make a connection at the end — in person and in real life. So I think, when we set out, we really don't know how it's going to end: good, bad, or in the middle somewhere". Nursing student Sunny met and fell in love with model "Jamison" or "RJ" while chatting on Facebook, but they had never met in the eight months they had talked.
And there are those people who are catfish in life. They keep you guessing, they keep you thinking, they keep you fresh.
And I thank God for the catfish because we would be ...
Each episode is an investigation into whether or not the other participant in the virtual relationship is legitimate or if they are, in fact, a "catfish".
Some couples have been communicating for a few months—others, for years.
Nev and Max contact the other person to arrange a first-ever meeting between the two virtual lovers, then documents how both people are impacted.
Whether or not two people are totally lying to each other and it turns out to be a huge disaster, that's only the first part of the story.
Nev claims that he has received requests from people asking him for his help in determining whether or not their online-only lover is lying or truthful about their identity.
In each episode the hosts help a different individual with a different story, travelling to wherever they live and using background checks and research to uncover the truth.
She was an avid pool player and played in a pool league. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Septon; and a daughter Dawn Marie Schmidt.