Have you been "Hatfished"? What are they hiding?

  • According to the Huffington Post, more and more singles are complaining about becoming the victims of something called “hatfishing”
  • That’s when men wear hats all over their dating profile, hiding the fact that they are actually bald, or balding
  • One former hatfisher argues that men don’t want to show off what they perceive to be their least attractive feature right off the bat

It’s always important to make a good first impression on a dating site, but it seems more and more men are doing so by hiding a big secret, and folks are a getting a big fed up by it.

According to the Huffington Post, more and more singles are complaining about becoming the victims of something called “hatfishing,” which is when men wear hats all over their dating profile, hiding the fact that they are actually bald, or balding. The trend and name has actually been around for several years, but it seems to be more prevalent that ever, and as some singles note, totally unnecessary. 

“I wish hatfishers knew that many of us don’t mind it,” Cristian Garcia of San Francisco tells the site. “I personally just don’t like them trying to hide it from me because I’ll find out eventually. I want hatfishers to stop and be the realest version of themselves when dating.”

  • Of course, it is understandable while some balding folks may want their chrome domes to stay secret on dating sites, since many balding men have been known to be sensitive about their hair loss.
  • “No one wants to reveal what they perceive as their least attractive feature right off the bat,” a former hatfisher named George Halley, says. “Few guys want to be bald. No one shaves the male pattern baldness shape into their head because they think it’s hot.” He adds, “Guys think that if they can get someone interested in their cute faces and their personalities, then they stand a better chance of hooking the person before the baldness is unleashed.”
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