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    Just watched this for the 1st time...

    One of the most important shows on TV at this moment...

    no joke...

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    I'd imagine that this was inspired by the 2010 film of the same name, made by Ariel Schuman and Henry Joost. It makes for interesting viewing - not least because the pair have never revealed whether the film genuinely IS a fly-on-the-wall documentary or a big wind-up. Nevertheless, it's a cautionary tale - and quite engaging as a cinematic 'biography' of our time.

    Yes, it IS inspired by the film - should've watched the video posted first!
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    I wonder if there was a recent cell phone conversation along the lines of "Hi, is this Mant? Hello this is Nev and I'm making a documentary show about online relationships for MTV."
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    I don't understand why people lie. I mean, what's the point? I guess the same problems happen in "real" relationships, where people meet and one person gives an overly-inflated picture of themselves to their date like a glamorous job, house, history, etc. It's not until the third date that they realize they are unemployed, living at their parents' house, and have no future.
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    I think a lot of it is down to the sense of freedom a person might experience at creating a whole new identity; a life where they can fulfill all their dreams and fantasies - a Walter Mitty scenario, I suppose. Combine that with the feeling of power one gets at pulling the wool over other people's eyes and you've got a pretty compelling set of reasons for doing such a thing. Not nice for the person being duped though - heartbreaking, in fact, if you've allowed yourself to be swept up in it all.

    I've read countless stories where women in particular, (though not exclusively), have sold their homes and given away their entire life-savings to one of these con-artists. You have to be so, SO careful.
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