Virtual life has something mysterious about it. You never know who is hiding on the other side of the screen. This is what I would like to draw attention to.
Everyone knows American reality-based TV show ‘Catfish’. I have watched it several times and it does look quite scripted and unnatural. However, from my own experience I can assure that these things actually happen.
I finished high-school in 2011 and back then, I had no idea what is online privacy. Being social, outgoing and young, but too naive I got myself catfished. I did not even know, that things like that exist. Meeting online, talking on daily bases, exchanging pictures, current location and etc. All of this sounds incredibly silly and to be honest, stupid.
The whole thing lasted way too long. The drama, teenage tears and much more. The suspicion started when I was ready to meet face to face. Something would always come up and I refused to face the fact that I am looking for someone who does not exist.
It took me over one year to eradicate that weed out of the garden. I willingly chose to share my private life with someone who I do not know. To be honest, I think this thing will haunt me for the rest of my life. Secrets, photos or my emails will find its way into a daylight. If that person wants to.
It is my pure stupidity and my own future. I just wonder who is that person? I still have no idea.. And in the bottom of my heart I hope I never will.