The Time I Got Catfished

I was thinking about writing this story for quite sometime and recently I was telling my friend about this and I thought why not share it on my blog. So this happened 8 years ago, I was still 17 by that time and the internet on the phone was a whole new world back then before android was a thing. A friend of mine introduced me to an app called mig33 where we can chat just like WhatsApp but using MSN or yahoo accounts which was much cheaper to use for communication than using normal text messages. To login through the app you need a mig33 account as well and then you can add your email accounts like MSN, Yahoo, Gmail and so on.

I’ve used this app to chat with my friends on my phone instead of using the PC and I thought of trying out chatrooms on this app and I went for an Anime chatroom. I started getting few private chats from the people in this chatroom and I thought I was quite cool that people see me interesting and want to talk to me.


One of these people who were chatting with me was this guy which I’m going to name X because I don’t know the name he told me was real or not. This X guy started talking to me and being friendly, I’ve never really had a boyfriend or a guy friend to be honest because of the community I was in being uptight back then so this was a brand new experience for me. Days passed by and I was talking to this guy 24 hours, not even joking about this. He became my online boyfriend basically and I was the naive girl who believed everything he says, thinking this was real love actually – nice going immature me.


So this relationship went on for quite sometime and I was really invested in it, I’ve wasted so much time talking to this person whom I have never met and I don’t know if his pictures were real or not. This X guy was from a country I don’t want to name but studies in UK where he lives alone in his own apartment. Claims that he is from the royal family of that certain country and keeps mentioning mansions and lavish lives mostly. He is also a musician and records songs in studios then sends me mp3s of these songs. Of course I believed all that and I thought I was in a real relationship.

Like any relationship, we had arguments obviously and I would get upset and stop talking to him. When that happens, things start to get twisted and let me explain what I mean by that. Whenever I’m upset and think about leaving or stop talking to him, he tends to make up a story of how he almost died or got kidnapped, even had his “mansion” bombed by terrorists or got shot by some thugs. And these stories keep coming every month to turn the table on me as if “look what happened when you decided to stop talking to me’.


The worst part about this all, I was still believing this person the whole time – I want to teleport back in time just to slap myself. There was this one time he stopped all the sudden talking to me and by night time he messaged me that someone kidnapped him in that certain country he’s supposedly from, stripped him and tied him to a tree with … guitar strings. Let that sink for awhile.This was one of many stories he told me to keep this ridiculous online relationship going.


I could go on with this entry of all the stories he used to tell me but I’ll post each story separately from time to time because they are way too many to list.

The gist of the story is, don’t have an online relationship you don’t know how crazy the person you are talking to is… Just don’t …

11 thoughts on “The Time I Got Catfished

  1. This made me laughed. Some guys are scary like that. I have some similar experience except, I wasn’t in a relationship. It was an online game and after that experience I said never again to online games! I might post about it. 🙂

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