Jocelyn is a successful 29-year-old woman living in Ontario, Canada. She’s single and is looking to mingle with single men, so she signed up with a profile on the dating app Bumble. After she was matched with a “cute” 29-year-old man who was named Myles and lived in her area, she was very excited and began to do some “detective work” to make sure he was a good match for her after all.
After chatting with one another on the dating app, they exchanged phone numbers and began texting back and forth. Before long, Jocelyn was very excited about her match and was beginning to have some feelings for Myles, who she really liked. However, there was something about the text message exchange that didn’t feel right to Jocelyn – and it was because, as an iPhone user, her messages appeared blue while messages from Myles (who was sending text messages through an Android device) appeared green on her screen.
However, Jocelyn remembered something from Myles’s dating profile that made her question whether or not he was really who he said he was. In one of his dating profile pictures, Myles showed himself wearing an Apple Watch. But if he was an Apple customer, why didn’t he have an iPhone? Most people who have Apple Watches also have iPhones, so they can link the two and benefit from that added connectivity.
“Welcome back to another episode of. Could dating be any more fun?” Jocelyn began in her now-viral TikTok video.
“I don’t really give him too much information about myself. I’ve definitely chatted with people too long on the app in the past, so I’m like, I’m not doing that this time. He says we should get dinner sometime, and I’m like, ‘Great,’ because I don’t want to talk in the app. I want to meet in person and see if I even like him. I say yes to having dinner. He says maybe sometime this week. I say sure, sounds good to me, and I give him my number and say text me when and where. He texts me pretty quickly being like, ‘Hey, it’s so-and-so.’”
Myles’s text appeared in green, which was an immediate red flag for Jocelyn. Because he had an Apple Watch in his photo, she expected him to be an iPhone user.
“So I do a reverse image search of some of the pictures he used on his profile, and what do we have here? An Instagram model from New York!” she said. That’s how she found a profile for a Brooklyn-based man named Ron. “I live in Ontario, so math’s not mathing. The guy I matched with is pretending to be somebody named Myles — not Ron, the actual guy who’s in the picture. Thankfully, I hardly spoke to this guy and invested zero percent of my time, and have not even told him yet that I know that he’s catfishing me.”
Fortunately, this Canadian woman figured out she was being catfished and was able to stop things before she was harmed.