Back in 2010, Nev Schulman hit the scene with the film Catfish which is based on his own experience with an online dating scam. It became such a hit that MTV wanted him to take it a step further so they gave him his own television show. Needless to say, the first season was a strange, freaky, and interesting ride through the world of Internet dating.
Catfish: The TV Show airs on MTV Mondays at 11:00 pm ET.
Schulman is an Online Dating Savior
Nev Schulman ended up getting thousands of letters and emails from fans around the country, telling him about their experiences in the online dating world. They needed his help to find out if what they’re feeling is true and if the people they are talking to are who they claim to be.
Season one of the Catfish: The TV Show had some really weird moments, and some that were just flat-out creepy. At first, it had me wondering how people could put themselves through these situations and this drama for such long periods of time. By the time it was all over, it left me wondering how people could be so cruel and heartless to toy with someone’s emotions.
Needless to say, the world of Internet dating can lead to some great things, but it can also be the basis for horror stories. Here are the five creepiest scams from the first season of “Catfish: The TV Show.”
Sunny and Jamison
Sunny was a young nursing student that fell in love with a model known as Jamision aka RJ. For eight months, Sunny chatted and communicated with RJ on Facebook, but could never get him to agree to meet him. Nev finally was able to get Jamison to agree to a meeting, but it ended up being a girl named Chelsea. The fake Jamison created the profile for revenge on someone else, and Chelsea ended up revealing that she was bisexual and had feelings for Sunny.