Psychology behind dating websites
Below you can see why someone might choose to create a fake catfish profile.
Well, Vince (the husband of the woman; Angela who “catfished” Nev) compared this story to her efforts in contrast to their online relationship where she lured him in and “stimulated” him.
A “catfish” is a term derived from an old fish story told to Nev Shulman about stimulating cod to increase the taste and texture.
The story explains how fisherman used to have the problem of cod becoming bored and under-stimulated while being “tanked” during the boat-ride from Alaska to China which would cause them to become stale and tasteless.