Kittenfishing is a dating trend you’re probably guilty of

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You probably know all about catfishing and ghosting, but do you know about kittyfishing, the latest toxic dating trend doing the rounds? And guess what? This is the one dating trend most of us are guilty of! Curious? Keep reading to find out what that means.

What exactly is kitten fishing?

Do you remember when you first signed up on a dating app and tweaked little details about your appearance or your life to make you look better or more interesting? It could be something as small as adjusting your height or age, or only sharing filtered photos of yourself where you look a certain way. Well, that’s exactly what kitten fishing is!

How can you avoid kitty fishing?

Unfortunately, kittenfishing is considered a less serious dating app offense than catfishing (where one pretends to be a completely different person), it can still be damaging and quite manipulative. Anyone is bound to feel duped and cheated when they go on a date with someone who has been telling white lies from the start.

It might be considered harmless, but it can be a negative sign of things to come if you continue your relationship with someone who has been chatting you up, because lying is a flaw.

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How can you monitor kitty fishing?

There are few warning signs you should watch out for that can be an indicator that you are a kitten. First, remember to trust your instincts. If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are. Another red flag can be if they haven’t provided too much detail about themselves. It might make you look for them on other social media apps just to be sure.

Kittenfishing is quite common and before looking for warning signs from others, it would be helpful if you looked at your own profile once. Have a friend go through your profile and ask if they recognize what you wrote about yourself.

Also Read: The Unspoken Truth About Dating Someone For A Long Time

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