So admittedly I’m usually a bit behind the times. In fashion. In lame pick up techniques. In current events. In seeing movies. I finally just got around to seeing the movie Catfish. About a totally deluded woman who fabricates the lives of over 10 people and bullshits this stranger for no apparent reason. Via Facebook. Yet another reason that I think FB is the root of all evil. It’s such an elaborate ruse that this woman created. I find it absolutely fascinating.
Of course I immediately draw a correlation between this movie and online dating. Screwed up people who project images and personas that are entirely made up. Why? Who knows. In order to screw with people? In order to live some parallel life? Is this how they really see themselves? Is this who they wish they could be? Is it done maliciously? Are they just deluded? Or sad? Or sick? Why would someone want to project a ‘character’ that isn’t them? So very strange. And fascinating.
Then again, so is internet dating.