How a genuine love affair killed off Catfish

After years of exposing frauds, the discovery of a legitimate romance killed the thrill of the chase once and for all Kicking off in 2012 on MTV, Nev Schulmann and his silver-fox sidekick Max Joseph would travel all over the US, helping out lovelorn Americans who had fallen for gorgeous models all of whom had a broken iPhone camera, so they couldnt FaceTime. Or Skype. Or get on a webcam. Or meet up. No, nothing dodgy: they were just really busy with their international modelling career. Honest. Early episodes of the show based on Nevs real-life experience of being tricked by a stranger on Facebook, documented in the catfish moved into popular lexicon and, armed with Googles reverse image search …