The people who fall for an online catfishing scheme might seem hopelessly naïve, but Nev and Max, hosts of MTV’s Catfish: The Series, have investigated enough cases to realize that there’s something more going on here. When a viewer asks the question that’s on everybody’s mind—“How can people still get into relationships with a catfisher, six years into a TV show about it?”—Nev, Max, and assistant editor Danette Chavez try to understand how an otherwise intelligent person can fall head over heels for someone they suspect is lying to them.

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