Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably familiar with the concept of "catfishing."
In case you're not so sure what I'm talking about, let me break it down for you. Per dictionary.com, a catfish is: "A person who assumes a false identity or personality on the internet, especially on social media websites, as to deceive, manipulate, or swindle."
For example, you may have thought you were talking to that cutie from your history lecture on Tinder, so you asked them to meet you for a drink. When you got to the bar, you were greeted by your ex-best friend, who admitted they had made the profile to trick you into talking to them again.
Or perhaps you matched with a famous movie star who happened to be filming on location near your town. You two texted for a few months, but they kept dodging your calls and saying they were too busy with photo shoots and press events to meet up. After a year of texting, they finally came clean and admitted they were actually your lab partner from chemistry who was too shy to ask you out.
Or maybe you got a little carried away with your online dating profile and decided to masquerade as your ex, in an attempt to ruin their new relationship. After a few weeks of scheming, your ex figured out you were the person behind the fake account and threatened to expose you to your friends and family if you didn't stop.
Whether you've been catfished or you've catfished someone yourself, head to the comments and tell us your story. The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!