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Pretending to Be Someone Online

im 17 years old and i have a problem with pretending to be someone else online. i have problems with going on other screen names and pretending to be people and facebook and myspace and stuff like that and i really need some feed back on what i can do to stop this cause i dont like doing this and i really dont know why i am doing this because im losing some of the friends i had because of it and because i got caught. i want to be friends with these people agian but they all think im a freak now because of this and i dont know what to do about it. any sugestions?

austin162 austin162 16-17 74 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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Okay well, at the moment i am pretending to be someone else, that i know in real life. I havent done anything malicious or bad or any harm to anyone, i was just on this website and decided to make a profile of her, she is very pretty, prettier than me thats why. Ive saved pictures of her onto my computer and uploaded them. I feel really guilty, and ashamed and even scared if she finds out. What would happen if she found out? What would happen to me?? would I be sued or taken to prison or fined??

I am quite young (13) and she is 15, we go to the same school shes two years above me though. I need advice and help on what i should do because ive put up her snapchat too and people who have added her could ask about the profile if its really her? someone please talk to me

The only advice I can give you from my experience is stop completely. If you've enjoyed a relationship you have created, tell them who you are right now before it loses control. I lied about who I was to someone who means the absolute world to me, and now it feels like a part of me has died. Stop before you forget who you are entirely, and the guilt slowly deteriorates your soul into nothing but a frozen wasteland.

I doubt you'll get into any major trouble unless you are buying things under their name. It's harmless, but if someone impersonated me on the internet I'd feel incredibly violated. I wouldn't be surprised if she lashed out angrily.

Hey. I also did this but it was on instagram i never posted fake photos of the girl i literally just used that name to view inspirational photos etc on others profiles because i didnt want one because i didnt want to get addicted like i am to facebook. But these girls took it really seriously because there friend was called that name so i bit back and had a go and now they are saying they are going to get the police involved yet i wasnt doing any harm at all.. they acted as though that girl is the only girl with the name yet i know 2 anyway. So could the police get me done for this?

not unless you're obtaining things in her name like using her identity to mislead someone or get things illegally in her name.

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Reading these stories have calmed my nerves slightly, causing me to feel the need to post my story as well. It all started with me meeting a man on the video game World of Warcraft, just grouping up to play together randomly. At this time I was currently pretending to be male, when in reality I was female, and the greatest part was I impersonated a GAY male. Well- I instantly connected with this man and at first it was completely harmless. Flirting, laughing, getting to know one another, I saw nothing wrong with it until feelings began to spawn for one another. Most pretend to have a different personality, but I didn't, everything I told them was true except molded in a different fashion. It was me, who I truly was deep down inside... pretending to be male, and it made me feel so... confident. Honestly I have no quarrels with how I look as female, I get attention, I know I'm beautiful, yet this feeling within me constantly confuses my thoughts when I crave the need to be a man. Either way as the story continues, we've now been in love for 7 months, almost 8. I've sent this man packages, gifts, drawn him things. But of course as you'll probably assume by now, I did send him fake photos of myself. I didn't search the internet randomly, but I sent photos of my best friend, eventually he knew they were fake but never confronted me until... yesterday. The evening prior we brought up a very passionate, heavy subject then decided to put himself on webcam just to make me smile. To cheer me up, since I was upset. I've talked to him on the phone before with my voice... and he's always known I wasn't who I was in the photos because of jaw structure. The next day I showed him who I was on webcam, he loved me.. he told me I was the most beautiful thing he's ever seen. He made me tilt my head upwards to check for my Adam's Apple, seeing I had none but he didn't say anything, only continue to smile and tell me how much he loved me. Then after an amazing day of feeling so much relief, I came clean because I couldn't take it anymore. He was a bit stunned, but he told me he already expected it because I was too pretty to be male, and missing my Adam's Apple. Overall... right now he's upset because I lied to him. But this man... perhaps it's absolutely stupid, but he's dedicated to me. He doesn't want to leave me... he tells me how much he loves me, but is so hurt that I lied to him. But he's willing to work it out because he wants the future we've planned together, a true fairytale happily ever after... except I wouldn't be his prince, that's what... bugs me. I think I have a gender identity issue because as much as I love being female and feminine, I'd rather have the male genitalia on my lower half. All I have to say to the rest of you is... be honest. Be honest... save yourself the cruel pain. If they truly love you, they'll work to make everything right... but some things aren't meant to last. Truly it's terrified me how real it's become with the man I love, but perhaps it could work. He also doesn't claim that he's gay, "pansexual" more like it, but that scares me. Perhaps I wont be enough to satisfy him, even though he tells me I'm perfection itself even now. The feeling is horrible, frightening, and lonely... but eventually everything settles down back to calm waters. I've also previously pretended to be a male for 3 years before this, and it turned me into such a nut case. For the first time I was honest, and it feels... amazing. Let the weight drop from your shoulders, be honest... you're not only hurting yourself, but others as well.

Hello I'm going to say my story basically I made a fake account of a boy and I am a girl I spoke to the girl for 8months and they went out during them months she spoke to him once on the phone but that was my boy mate pretending to be him and she asked to face time and meet but i always Changed the subject I remember it was perfect she was madly Inlove I didn't even know I was Inlove until she found out she was genuinely my first love we spoke everyday for 8months on whatsapp and facebook and twitter one of her Mates in March 2013 said it was me but she didn't believe it that was 2months in to there relationship and then the 27th of July I woke up and seen the worst message my heart dropped I never felt this way before my other boy account which was suppose to be his bestmate I was speaking to her for a year and she me elver found out only once or twice but she carried on speaking to him and I never had that many feeling but this other girl she trusted this boy and the 27th of July 2013 I woke up to this message she had found out the real persons mate followed her and dm'd her on twitter she put things about me on twitter no body in my school turned against me because they knew but because she didn't go to my school everyone outside of school hated me I lost her my love my everything I felt so sick and a couple of months after she had a boyfriend a different one I hated it and I eventually told her me myself had feelings for her.l because of what happened she didn't know what to do at first but a few weeks after she got my number we texted eachother all day as me being me and her and she randomly said she had feelings for me my mates thought she was joking to get me back but she isn't I never thought she would have feelings for me but she got back with her boyfriend but I want her she's the person that makes me happy her and S would this other girl I like but this other girl is the best thing that ever happened to me I could never let anybody hurt her

i had almost the same story but she finished cuz we could have a real realitonship on "life". so that was the message that broke myheart. im not lesbian but i love heer! she is an amazing person. she blocked me on facebook n twitter. but she never found the thruth that i was a girl so maybe it good that it finish like that... but its difficult toforget her 13%"!%!#"%#%

I faked for almost a year. I had a few friends in on it, but I never meant to hurt anyone. It was a self esteem booster. Then I met a guy. Well, I had my real account friended to my fake one. And my real account, I was my fake account's cousin. Then, I met the love of my life.. he made a Twitter one day, looked up my "cousin" (me), and found out some of the things I had told him and linked to me. So he texted me and told me he knew, so tell him the truth.. we talked for hours. I came clean. This was over a year ago, and we just celebrated our two year anniversary. It took him some time, but he forgave me because he knows how I feel about myself. What I did was wrong, but I love him very much and he knows I never meant to hurt him. You just have to give it time.. it kills to be lied to by someone you're supposed to be able to trust with your life. But it's worth it if they're the right one for you. I promise.

Yeah... I've been doing this for a while too... since I was really young, at least 13..14 and I'm almost 24. I feel so ashamed but I am so afraid that the girl I was pretending to be will find out and that everyone will go on a witch hunt for me. I've always thought I was ugly I've always doubted myself and thought I'd be lonely forever. I've never had a real boyfriend because I've been so busy closing myself off spiritually that I'm blocking all the real love and my potential. I've been selfish because of having low self-esteem. Hating the skin I'm in...always wanting to be the thinner prettier girls. I'm lonely... and I've done it so many times...I came clean with two of the guys I had lied too and then became friends with them and still speak to one regularly. But the guy I talk to now... he's so loyal... I'm not worried about being crushed...I'm worried about telling him and him spiraling back into depression and just ruining his life. I'm afraid of hurting him. I've tried to stop texting him and vanish but he keeps reaching out... honestly I would die if I knew that my dying could bring him the girl he thinks I am. I'm afraid the truth would do him more damage. But sometimes I think he knows... in the over 4 or 5 years we've talked off and on we've never chatted on webcam...I've sent him only a handful of pictures. I've gone too far. I'm in too deeply. He's not someone who would be able to bounce back. And more than anything I'm afraid of hurting him and freaking out the girl I stole from... I really wish I would just die in my sleep. He's perfect...and being wasted on me. I wish he'd just hate me. I don't know what to do.. sometimes I wanna just tell him.. but he isn't like the others.. it would break his spirit. I just wish I could give up my life to make it right. I lied so much I just don't like myself. I'm trying to love myself so I can learn to love people and give my true self to people...but at the root I hate myself and I lie because I'm lonely and fear I'll always be alone. I know I've already hurt him... I just don't want to shatter him. I regret ever responding to his i.m. so many years ago. I've been so weak and so selfish. I wish I could give my life to make up for what I did and that if I died the girl I was pretending to be could love him and share life with him and make him happy forever.

I have done this too. You aren't the only one. I did it once for about 2 years straight, then stopped, and have kind of started back up again with the fakes. Honestly I don't know why I do it. I want to stop. At this point I think I'm addicted. Maybe not to doing it, but to the fact I can be anyone and feel better I guess. I don't know. But I feel your pain. :/

I feel the sameway, I've donethis before and toldthemthe truth and the result was heartbreaking so I KNOW what I'm getting myself into. The question asked is always why? I think like u said, self-esteem and attention also. I'mcurrently involved with someone who wants to meet this weekend, after dating for 3 months. I'm really scared and ready to get this over with. He's really a lot like me, great looking n worst part he's described what he's not attracted to which physically, is me. I hope you r able to get through ur situation n all works out.

I have this problem too. I've been doing this for over a year and I used the identity of a celebrity. I met this girl and we became like brother and sister. Today she found out everything and I feel like ****. She was a really fun girl. She texted me all this stuff and I can't reply because she won't believe me. What can I do to fix this?

Me too, and I don't know how to break up with the person because I genuinely love them.

Are you pretending to be a real person or one you made up? Because if you are one you made up, then I don't see what the problem is.

i did it too i pretended to be someone else 3 months ago we fell in love so bad, i tied to breakup on the first week because i didnt want things to get serious but when ever i tried he used to send a photo of him holding a knife on his belly so i didnt do it, may be i didnt tell him the truth because i was afraid that he might kill himself, he promised me so many times that he will never leave me (we are gay). so last week he called me at 7 am i was sleeping he found out about everything i was so scared but pretended to be cool, i told him that i am telling you this because of your promises and i trust you so i told him the truth, i came on webcam we talked for like 4 hours both of us were really happy until evening, he suddenly messaged me on facebook that "i can't be with you can we be friends" that really broke my heart i tried my best for two days but he told me that he don't love me anymore so i gaveup on him, he was not really good looking, i need help to get him back or maybe some advice thank you.

So why does my looks matter if I truly showed him how it feels to be loved and always made him laugh and kept a smile on his face?

Also I just wanted to add I have a great personality (always make him smile and laugh) and he said that's what made him fall in love with me but obviously it's how I look that got him trying to avoid me.

I've been doing this for years. No one knows (except the people who are going to read this). I have low self esteem. I hate how I look. I feel guys don't want me unless they are desperate and just want me around for company temporarily or for sex. I feel the only way I can get guys to talk to me is if I pretend to be an attractive woman. My latest story is, I signed up on a website in November 2011. I met this guy who I will call "Terrell." We instantly clicked. Eventually he wanted to talk offline and I was kind of nervous about doing that because I had lied and said I lived in Atlanta. I did text/talk to him from my real number but lied to him and said that it was my "business" number from an app that creates a 2nd phone line on your cell. Of course he believed me. Then I created another fake number with an Atlanta area code and started communicating from that number. So things were going smoothly. I was feeling bad for lying to him. Eventually I started finding out that he was lying to me about things. He claimed he only had 1 child but found out he has 4 (Found out last year). He claimed he was single but he's really married (Found that out earlier this year). That made me not want to tell him my secret. I continued to talk to him anyway (A sign right there that I have low self esteem) just to have someone to talk to plus I really did love him. He loved me too. Within the 2 years we've known each other I did stop talking to him because of his lies but I would always go back to him. The last time we stopped talking was in May of this year and we started back talking in September. He was happy to hear from me and we started right where we left off. Then one day we were on the phone while watching a show together. Around 3 a.m. I told him I was getting off the phone to go to bed. I couldn't sleep so I texted him and said I was thinking about him. He said the same. Then he asked me was I really the girl I said I was. I said "Yes. Why?" He said he have his reasons why he would have doubts. So then he kept asking me and trying to talk me into telling the truth. Even though I didn't want to I did anyway. Right after I sent the text I turned off my phone and cried myself to sleep. Later that morning (remember it was already after 3 a.m. at the time of my confession) I turned my phone on and I didn't get a reply back to my message. That made me cry even more. I sent a text and told him I'll delete myself from his friend list on the site we met from. He texted back saying not to do it but it was already too late. So we texted and talked about my confession. He said he wasn't made at me because of the fact that he lied about himself too. I was worried he wouldn't like how I really looked. He asked for a picture and I sent it from my real number. The first thing he texted back was he asked me was I really from (my real state because of my area code). I didn't get a "you're cute" or anything. I literally had to ask about 4 times about what did he really think of my picture and he finally said I'm cute. But I think he only said that to be nice because he kept beating around the bush the 1st couple of times. So he said he still love me and want to be with me once he get a divorce from his wife (Claimed they've been talking about getting a divorce). And he also said I'm the only one who has ever showed him how it truly feels to be loved. I don't think the divorce is going to happen though. I was shocked he said it though because I thought he was going to lose communication with me. Well it's been almost a month since I confessed and things were going good until he started going days without texting or calling. When I was pretending to be another woman, he would always make time to text/call. Now if I text he might reply back 1 to 3 times and then stop and that'll be it for the day. And the best way for me to get him to text back is if I start complaining about how he's treating me. He'll say he's been busy but that's never stopped him from communicating before. Plus if he really loved me he would always make time to talk. So this past Tuesday I sent him 1 last text telling him to have a good day at work and told him that was going to be my last text. That was it. He replied back about an hour later saying "Hey baby...wyd?" I didn't reply back even though I wanted to but I know he's not into me now that he knows how I really look. Plus like I said he's married anyway so if a man is going to have what young people say a "side piece" I guess the "side piece" has to be beautiful. I'm really hurt though because if he wasn't interested in me anymore he could've said it instead of trying to get me to stop talking to him 1st (that's how I see it). And I guess he really didn't love me if it's that easy to get rid of me. He was just stuck on the looks. Now I'm lonely all over again

I do this because it gives e confidence and I can act however I want. Iam able to say no and tellppl mean things if they are tude I don't have much self confidence as my other friends in real life iamintheseventhgrade andnever had a boyfriend.. well I guess I am prettyugly plus I try to act like ikm cool but my self confidence bar lowers and I once again act like low term..

I have a pretty tragic story. I'm a 22 year old. My sex is a problem because I was born what you would call "intersexed". I have male genetalia, and female as well but I also have an underdevolped female uterus. It doesn't work, but on top of that I am infertile. I've been talking with the same girl for about 4 years over the internet, phone, and text. She's my life. Sweetest person in the world. I never want to hurt her. But I've never told her how I was born. She wants kids and to get married. But I can't give that to her. I've never told her the truth. I feel like if I did it would kill her. It would destroy her. I don't know how to fix it. I've never been close with anybody like I have been with her. Mainly just because she accepts me. I've never fake pictures. I've only ever used my own. But it's not my outer appearance except for my privates that would hurt her, even if she could overlook it, I could never give her kids. It makes me sick thinking about how long I've been lying. And in honesty it's not protect me, it's too save her the heartache. Somebody please help me.

I have a pretty tragic story.

I have done this also but I know why I do it. I get bored with life and it's nice to escape and pretend to be someone or something different than the real me. I was just wondering does anyone know if this is illegal?

No unless you're trying to obtain items illegally then yes it's illegal but roleplaying isn't a crime unless you're stealing their identity and receiving things illegally in said persons name

thanks

I just recently told my best mate the truth about me but still haven't shown her a picture of me she already hates me and even if it hurts it's my fault I should've just kept going but I felt bad and just had to come clean. It was my first time doing it and I immediately felt guilty, I just want things to go back to the way they were but they won't. I don't think she even wants to talk to me any more and I accept that.

Yes my experience is excatly as yours, i need to talk to someone. I need to come out clean. chelseacrazy75 at gamail dot come

Could really use someone to talk to that has been through this.

Hi(: I'm here if you would like to talk to me.

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Hey what's your kik I need someone who understands /;

I've been doing this for as long as I can remember, and often times I would get caught by family and would stop for a while. But then I started back up and started stealing pictures of a girl who I went to school with when we were really young and made a profile on a website. I had a lot of fun with it because I could be someone else and seeing that I was pudgy and didnt have a lot of friends I had a ton of confidence pretending to be this gorgeous girl on the internet. I met this guy in Chicago and said that I lived in New York because there were real people on the site were I lived and since she was near me I didn't want local people recognizing her and mentioning her profile to her and her catching me faking her. Anyways, so I told him I lived in New York and so on and so forth and we eventually started dating and even though we fought a lot we grew incredibly close, closer than I've ever been with anyone-in real life or on the internet. I made a fake number and texted him off of that but then eventually I graduated to letting him text my real number and I was only cautious of that because I was scared I would get my phone taken and get caught. We dated for a good two years but one day near christmas/new years he texted me screen shots of the girl who I was faking's facebook, pictures of her kissing her boyfriend, and told me to leave him alone and never to talk to him again. I was crushed. I couldn't think or speak or breathe. I went to my room and cried and panicked. I thought he knew, so I just texted him "Okay. I'm sorry." and left him alone. Then he texted me and I realized he only thought I was cheating on him. He had no idea. What he did next killed me. He kept dating me. I feed him some more lies about how I (being the girl) had to date this boy to keep my mom off my back about getting a boyfriend and he believed it. I knew at this point he was hooked and I could never tell him. But it took about a month to get him to go back to normal, loving and caring. A couple weeks later she broke up with her boyfriend so I told him "I" dumped him and he was on top of the world. He thought he had a gorgeous girl all to himself. But they got back together and I didnt tell him. Then he found her twitter, and told me to leave him alone again.. but then he still stayed. We fought almost every other day after that point and eventually he found the boyfriends twitter and number and everytime I tried to end it and leave so I didn't have to tell him he would threaten to tell him that I was cheating on the boyfriend and send him screenshots of what I told him. I was terrified because he had my real number and the boyfriend would ask all his friends whos number it was and everyone would know I was pretending to be her. About a week ago, June 3, the birthday I told him was mine when we first started talking even though it was neither mine nor the girl's, he started a group text with me and the boyfriend and was going to tell him I was cheating. But the boyfriend told him my number wasn't the girlfriend's number, and they put my number on instagram and everyone found out. Then I had to tell him I wasn't her. He denied it and I told him. I told him what he should hear and explained how I made it so real and told him how sorry I was and that I wished I regreted it but that I didn't because he changed my life. He said thank god you weren't the only girl I was talking to, and now he apparently has a torn tendon, but I haven't heard from him in days. I miss him so much and I dont know how much longer I can take like this. I can't imagine how much pain I caused him. My life is ruined. If youre pretending to be someone youre not, especially if you've connected with someone, come clean.

i have done this myself but I gave out my number and the person caught me.. she is from a different state an says she is going to turn me in. what trouble could I face? please people I need help and advice.

I want to say something to all of you that pretend to be someone else. I was on the other end of what you do, and it has been the hardest thing in my life to get over. I confronted the person in email of every lie they told, said i didnt care, i just wanted to know why. I didnt care about the stories or what they looked like, i loved thier personality, but i derserved the truth, because that is all i gave. This person has instead decided to disappear, never talk to me again. Maybe they dont want to have to face it all, idk, and never will. Im hurt, confused, feel stupid, humilitated..and damn sad that i dont if they are alive or dead. It may be fun and excited to you, but these are real emotions your dealing with. The best thing you could do is be honest, tell the truth, it may not turn out like you like all the time, but i promise, those other ppl love you..not what you look like or your outragoius stories. Even tho i know everything now..if she came back and said sorry, i did that..id forgive everthing. I would not even bring up all the other stuff as long as this point forward, it was the truth. Please stop, pretending, be yourself, I promise you will feel so much better about yourselves.

Thank you for your message. I am pretending to be someone, but my feelings for him and his for this girl have gone too far. I know I need to stop, I just can't decide how. Whether to just disappear, or to tell him the truth, I know both will crush him and I don't want to hurt him any more than I already have. I want your opinion on what I do and how I do it.

We've been talking for about 3 years. He has real images of me, my phone number. He could (maybe has) find me very easily, I'm sure. I do want to stop, I just don't want to ruin anything he has or anything I have because of this silly mess I have gotten myself into. Please respond, feel free to message me as well.

Tell him. Disappearing would hurt both of you. Be honest with him first and you'll start being honest with yourself and you'll feel EXTREMELY relieved even though it will hurt at the same time.

Hey evenbetter -- My name is Sandy. I'd like to see if i could possibly help you. I know you love him, and I would want to see if we could help. I work on a program called Catfish, that helps people in your situation. You can email me directly at catfishcasting at rrstaff dot com. You can also call me directly at 323-860-6744. Thanks. – Sandy :D

sad to admit this but , I've done this before too. I started when I was 13 , I guess it was like I was experimenting with my life - Seeing as it was pretty boring then and it's the internet , you can sort of do whatever you want with no tracks back to you.
I did it on a couple of online games , forged my own background , feelings etc to make friends (Which I did already have , Just they weren't really the friend's everyone has). I did it for about 2 years , Used different pictures from different websites , stole them etc. The recievers , the poeple whom I was talking to didn't even realise this. Finally , I stopped. But there's a small catch , I'm pretty much 2 people. The fake online person and the real person... I made up some bad story which went along the lines of the fake person gave the online game account to somebody else . I was planning on making another story to the reciever , that the "fake" (me) was actually someone else or a man or something. I don't think I'm going to do it. I feel ******* stupid for doing it , I'm not sure how to end it. Do I just delete them off of Skype? Do I tell them? Do I just continue? :/

Hey YellowFortunes - my name is Sandy. I'm a Producer with Catfish. I can't tell you how much your honesty and willingness to talk about what you're going through is a true inspiration. I'd like to see if I could help. You can email me directly at catfishcasting at rrstaff dot com. Or, you can call me directly at 323-860-6744. Thanks, YellowFortunes :D - Sandy

I'm 16 now. However, I've pretended to be someone else since I was 12. My life wasn't too depressing, but it was definitely far from being glamorous. It started off very innocent. I was on a website called "BlogTV", and all I wanted was a nice looking profile picture. I saw this girl's picture through Facebook, whom I've never met before.. and I thought she looked incredibly beautiful, so it I thought "Hey, it wouldn't be that bad if I used her picture -- you know, since she looks a little prettier than me-- right?" I thought wrong. After that, it became an addiction. I would stalk this girl's profile on a daily basis. Saving her pictures. Everything. Her life consumed mine. I wanted to be her. Well, through a fake Facebook account, I technically could.

However, eventually this guy came along. Charming. Good-looking. An amazing sense of humor..personality. Gosh, how I screwed up. We talked everyday. Constantly. He was infatuated with me, as I was with him. We'd text each other everyday, Facebook chat everyday..and then it came to talking on the phone -- which was a huge risk for me, revealing something that was a part of me. Something that was actually me-- and not someone else. He loved my voice. He loved me for me. For my personality. For my humor. For who I was, damn..that was amazing. But he didn't know what I really looked like--and that tore me to pieces. I hated it. I couldn't reveal that, I didn't want things to end between us. But I knew one day it had to.

Well, things went completely downhill when one day he called me to announce that he wanted to see me. Actually see me in person. He lived in the mid-west, while I live in California. He was willing to actually take a plane and go here. To cut to the chase, he actually took a plane to California. Then, took a taxi to the city that I live in. He texted me saying that he wants to finally see me, to hold me, to kiss me..I fell apart. I cried so much that night, because all I said to him was "I can never see you..please just leave. Go back to Chicago. I'm sorry." This man, did so much to sacrifice for me. He truly loved me. And I still appreciate what he has done, up to now. It's been a little over a year since then. I've deleted his phone number, my Facebook account, along with discontinuing speaking to all the other friends that I've made that I wish I could of somehow still stayed friends with, I've stopped using all the social networking websites. We've never talked, or exchanged any sort of conversation at all to each other.

Today-- precisely 2 hours ago is when I finally revealed that disgustingly, tortuous lie I've kept bottled up for so long. I made a random twitter account, messaging him the entire story. Everything. And trust me, it feels so good. I haven't had a reply yet -- but it feels so damn good to know that he can finally move on with his life, and enjoy it-- rather than thinking of me..but ****. I wish I had never done it in the first place. Because I still love him. And I wish he loved me.

I met this guy on the internet with my fake account. We have been talking every single day and we fell in love with each other. And on January, he caught me being a fake he also found my real twitter and facebook account but i still denied it was me. After that we fell out, after a few weeks he came back and talked to me. Then we were together on March 7 2013. I wanted to tell him that i'm not that pretty girl in my fake account's picture. I want to let him know the real me but i'm scared of telling him. I dont want him to leave me... I started telling him things about me feeling insecure and hating how i look, how worthless i felt. He told me he doesn't care about appearance, it's my personality that made him love me. But what i'm scared is he would tell the girl that i'm taking photos from her. Tell me what i should do?!!! Please..

i used to do this too..for about a year i pretended to be someone and then one day one of the guys i sent a few fake pics to messaged the girl whos pics i had been stealing..

what happened than?

I have been tricked by the love of my life for 5 years, we are now planning to get married, she was not the one she showed me, I found out today. The pictures was one of her friends, after 5 years, this exact day, I found this girl she showed me on the internet and she has a boyfriend and so much else, when I saw them pictures i felt like nothing was left inside me, I am as cold as you can get.I love the girl and would die for her but why this why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP DOING THIS **** PEOPLE YOU ARE ******* ME UP, I DONT GIVE A **** WHO YOU DOING IT TO; STOP. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL GIRL YOU ARE STRONG NOW SHOW ME!!!!!

how could you be planning to marry them if they lied? your story doesn\'t make sense and you are as much to blame as them shouldn\'t you have been trying to meet someone outside the internet. It\'s the internet people lie all the time about who they are even if it\'s them in the pictures they still exaggerate their life. You should try finding someone offline.

I used to do this when i was younger, around 13, i thought it was exciting. Looking how you always wanted to, seemingly living the life you desire. Its never a grandiose life, a rich famous person, its a real life, with problems, but still somehow better than your own. Anyway, I did it a few more times after that, but for fun, nothing serious, never REALLY deceiving anyone. And then it started again, I am 19 almost 20. I am pretending to be from a different country, with a different life, age, (18) everything is different except my personality and name. I guess its how i wish i was in an alternate universe. I feel very ashamed and bad, i want to stop.

I too did this and actually just got caught and really could use someone to talk to who can relate please i really need it

you can talk to mee.

Hi(: I am in the exact same shoes as you so if you want you can talk to me(:

I have a question. What would happen is the person you "impersonate" finds out? do they generally file a lawsuit?

the person who i had been stealing pics from found out and hasnt really done anything except send me a nasty facebook message last week.

they can but if you\'re only using their pictures and not trying to actually be them then there\'s nothing they can really do. All the can do is ask you not to take their photos and say they are you most of the people who find out that their pictures are being used don\'t seem to care. They just find it flattering one girl even told people they can use her photos and if they do use them pick one that\'s decent. It doesn\'t bother most people because they take it as a compliment,when they found out they weren\'t upset that the person was using their pictures they were upset that they didn\'t use one that was decent other than that they didn\'t care.