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Have you ever pretended to be someone else online?

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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Woman’s Lie on Facebook Profile May Have Gotten Her Killed

by Jenny Erikson

pistolOne time I went on a date with someone who claimed on his online profile that he was 5'11", but upon meeting, it was pretty clear he was a good two inches shy of that. Eh, it wasn't the end of the world, and it didn't make or break the date, but it was a good example of the embellishments people sometimes make on their online dating profiles.

A 22-year-old Indian man got an even bigger shock when he met up with his virtual girlfriend of three years. Upon discovering that his 21-year-old girlfriend was actually a middle-aged mom of three, he allegedly shot and killed her for the lie, then attempted to commit suicide. He later died in the hospital.

Vineet Singh met Jyoti Kori on Facebook, where she maintained the facade that she was a footloose and fancy-free young lady, when the truth of it was that she was a 45-year-old married mom. She even had a daughter the same age she claimed to be -- 21 years old. The bored housewife chatted regularly on Facebook, but her family had no clue what she was doing.

The couple agreed to meet last Friday at a landmark near her hometown. She told her husband, a clerk in the irrigation department, that she was going to visit her parents for a few days. She did go there on Thursday but left early Friday morning to meet up with Singh.

He did not take the deception well, obviously. According to sources, the unemployed young man stumbled into some picnickers, covered in blood and repeating that he was cheated on by a married woman. He was brought to the hospital where he died from his self-inflicted injuries but not before saying, "She kept me in the dark all along."

What the heck was this woman thinking would happen when her virtual boyfriend found out she was middle-aged, and a mother, and married? Which one of those three is the worst to lie about anyway? Was she hoping that he'd forgive her and overlook her major transgression based on her sparkling personality? She could have been the most lovely, enjoyable person in the world, but it doesn't change the fact that she's in a very different place in life than she purported to be.

That was a seriously dumb move, but I doubt she thought she'd wind up dead over it.

Have you ever pretended to be someone else online?

by on Apr. 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM

nope.  I am me.

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Nope.
JayeC2
by Member on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I have used a different name when I game and such, but I have never built a fake life.  I just don't give the eleventy bajillion people who play WoW and things like that my real first name :)

sunflower37
by Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

No I am always myself.

nurse1997
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Nope boring old me !

Momma3220
by Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I Lied About My Name . Other than that no ..... 

Brehi
by Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM

 no,that's just creepy

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 26, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I have - it's easy to make up a person and add a generic photo of someone else and just write the story...  I quit after I had my s2 because it wasn't fullfilling anymore (DH wasn't around as much back then either)...

There are a bunch of people who "catfish".... its the times we're all in, easy to get away with being someone else.

mamamiajk
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Never have and never would....tsk tsk

Saharra
by Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Nope. I figure they can't see me anyway, so I can't see them judge me for being me.

Quoting Cafe Steph:


Woman’s Lie on Facebook Profile May Have Gotten Her Killed


by Jenny Erikson

pistolOne
time I went on a date with someone who claimed on his online profile
that he was 5'11", but upon meeting, it was pretty clear he was a good
two inches shy of that. Eh, it wasn't the end of the world, and it
didn't make or break the date, but it was a good example of the
embellishments people sometimes make on their online dating profiles.


A 22-year-old Indian man got an even bigger shock when he met up with
his virtual girlfriend of three years. Upon discovering that his
21-year-old girlfriend was actually a middle-aged mom of three, he allegedly shot and killed her for the lie, then attempted to commit suicide. He later died in the hospital.

Vineet Singh met Jyoti Kori
on Facebook, where she maintained the facade that she was a footloose
and fancy-free young lady, when the truth of it was that she was a
45-year-old married mom. She even had a daughter the same age she
claimed to be -- 21 years old. The bored housewife chatted regularly on
Facebook, but her family had no clue what she was doing.


The couple agreed to meet last Friday at a landmark near her
hometown. She told her husband, a clerk in the irrigation department,
that she was going to visit her parents for a few days. She did go there
on Thursday but left early Friday morning to meet up with Singh.


He did not take the deception well, obviously. According to sources,
the unemployed young man stumbled into some picnickers, covered in blood
and repeating that he was cheated on by a married woman.
He was brought to the hospital where he died from his self-inflicted
injuries but not before saying, "She kept me in the dark all along."


What the heck was this woman thinking would happen when her virtual boyfriend found out she was middle-aged, and a mother, and married?
Which one of those three is the worst to lie about anyway? Was she
hoping that he'd forgive her and overlook her major transgression based
on her sparkling personality? She could have been the most lovely,
enjoyable person in the world, but it doesn't change the fact that she's
in a very different place in life than she purported to be.


That was a seriously dumb move, but I doubt she thought she'd wind up dead over it.


Have you ever pretended to be someone else online?

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