KITTENFISHING

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What Does KITTENFISHING Mean?

KITTENFISHING means "to misrepresent yourself online to improve your dating The term is essentially a light version of CATFISHING (when you pretend to be a totally different person online). Usually, KITTENFISHING is more subtle. It can be as simple as using profile photos that are heavily edited or lying about your age.

KITTENFISHERS use these techniques to make themselves more appealing to potential online matches. On most dating apps (especially swiping ones like Tinder and Grindr), first appearences mean everything.

Summary of Key Points

"to misrepresent yourself online to improve your dating odds" is the most common definition for KITTENFISHING on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
KITTENFISHING
Definition:to misrepresent yourself online to improve your dating odds
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write KITTENFISHING, I mean this:

meaning of KITTENFISHING
[KITTENFISHING can be as simple as using profile photos that are out-of-date or heavily edited.]

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Examples of KITTENFISHING in Sentences

Here are examples of KITTENFISHING being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I'm scared he won't think I look as good in real life.
  • Jordan: Have you been KITTENFISHING him?
  • Tony: My photos are all really flattering.
  • Tony: I was KITTENFISHED last week.
  • Jordan: Were his photos out-of-date?
  • Tony: Yeah, by about 30 kilograms.

An Academic Look at KITTENFISHING

KITTENFISHING is typically used as a verb (i.e. a doing word). For example:
  • I weighed much less in these photos. Does that means I'm KITTENFISHING?
  • (Here, KITTENFISHING is being used as a verb.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

KITTENFISHING has evolved from the slang term CATFISHING. Neither of these terms existed before the digital era.

Example of KITTENFISHING Used in a Text

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See Also

E-DATING (online dating) POF (plenty of fish (dating website)) CATFISH (individual who creates a false online identity) New ways to say I love you Text-speak using just numbers A list of dating terms