The term “catfish” was coined by a popular TV show that uncovered the identities of people using fake profiles online.
There are many benefits of online dating sites, but there are some dangers as well.Gayla Benefield was just doing her job – until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know.In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up.The accredited press-card holder of the Flemish Journalists Association once contributed regularly to the features column of the Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Ghanaian Times and the Weekly Spectator. The bar scene is crowded, and the blind dates your friends set you up on never go well. There are more than 52 million single adults out there, many of whom many turn to online dating sites for a chance to make a connection with someone.