Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Have a Crush: The Boys of "Catfish"

Okay, this is kind of embarrassing, but I am seriously digging this MTV show "Catfish." Am I too old to watch MTV? Regardless, I discovered this show after watching the documentary by the same name. A catfish is a person who uses social media to hide who they really are and pursue virtual relationships. Nev Schulman and his friend, Max Joseph, now host the television show where they help people locate their online loves and determine their sincerity.

In the interest of full disclosure, I once "catfished" someone. This illicit act took place when I was in seventh or eighth grade. I went into a chat room with my friend, and we sent the lyrics of "If you Like Pina Coladas" to our unsuspecting victim. We thought the lyrics made for a pretty irresistible pick up line. After watching this show, I realize that we could have been breaking hearts left and right all for our own amusement. Those lyrics are powerful words that should not be thrown around lightly in internet chat rooms. But, of course, hindsight is always 20/20. 

Now that I am older and wiser, I do not "catfish" people any more. Instead, I like watching it happen on tv. I enjoy seeing the "romances" and the truths unfold, but what I really like watching is Nev and Max. Actually I really like Max. He is dreamy. If I were going to resurrect my catfishing ways I would catfish Max. Hey, Max. Call me.

If you love Max too, there's a t-shirt for that.


1 comment:

  1. Ummm.....I completely love this show, too. And I didn't know anyone else (until now) who watches it. I even caught the season one reunion show. Eek!