Addicted to catfishing people [I know i'm an a******]
I don't catfish people because i want money or to be in a relationship. I love that feeling of "first love" (genuinely only experiencing it once), and then the drama of breaking up with someone. I'm absolutely addicted to the thrill of getting someone to like you, intriguing them, and then cutting it off out of nowhere.
Guys and women alike, it doesn't matter. I have multiple accounts of me being both on a dozen of dating sites. I'm currently working on a lovesick 23 year old guy, a woman with a bratty teen, and someone who isn't interested yet, but likes to talk about their problems.
Here's how i do it. I go onto Google Images, and look for the newest armature shots (selfies mostly) of people i think will attract others. I alter the pictures, shaving the sides, changing the brightness, and changing color- then keep searching it through Google Images until it no longer shows up as a suggestion. This way, if the other person looks up a photo, they won't get anything and they will think i'm a real person. After that, i go through a process of wooing them, albeit using a bit of my own personality (if you can call it that). I cut it off before they ask to meet up with me, Skype, or whatever else. Normally that takes about a week, two at most.
I'm an a****** for pretending to be someone i'm not and potentially breaking their hearts, but i also feel like doing this will make them stronger. Trusting people over the internet in this day and age is a mistake. I'm living proof of that, and hope whoever is reading will take this as a warning. I have no plans on stopping, getting help, or "seeing the light". Best wishes to you.