FROM ghosting to breadcrumbing, digital dating has given rise to all kinds of odd behaviour, including the latest bizarre trend – “cockfishing”.
The term – a little like catfishing – refers to those who misrepresent their er, assets, to potential dates.
Metro report that the term – also known as “catcocking” – is given to those who edit “d*** picks” to make it seem as though their penis is much larger than it actually is.
So while a catfish might misrepresent their entire identity – including even stealing photographs from someone else’s profile – a cockfish focuses on one specific body part.
It might occur through photo editing, posing next to items that could make their penis look bigger or even using a special lens.
Despite studies revealing that women actually prefer an average sized penis in the bedroom, it seems some men can’t resist doctoring their photographs.
And apparently, there are a number of ways to catch them out.
In the same way you’d spot any kind of Photoshop fail, cockfishing is no different – simply look for blurred edges or suspicious wavy lines.
Keep an eye out for any sort of optical illusion too – such as placing a very small object directly next to the penis, to make it appear larger.
Last week, we told you about soft-ghosting – the infuriating new dating trend.
According to Glamour the newly-coined term refers to when you’re messaging someone and rather than receiving a written reply, they simply ‘like’ your message.
It is the slightly less brutal sibling of ghosting, whereby a potential date just stops replying to you all together.
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