In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
From the host of MTV's Nr.1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide for millenials about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies, and Identity in the Digital Age Nev Schulman is beloved. He is the host of the wildly popular TV series Catfish which investigates online relationships to determine whether they are based on truth or fiction (spoiler: it's almost always fiction). Nev has become the Dr. Drew of online dating for millenials; his fans view him as the ultimate authority on this subject matter. Nev's clout in this area springs from his own experience with a deceptive online romance, about which he made a critically acclaimed 2010 documentary (also called Catfish). In that film Nev coined the term "catfish" to refer to someone who creates a false online persona to reel someone into a romantic relationship. The meme spread rapidly. Now Nev takes his investigation to the page, providing readers with an essential roadmap to better connect their digital personas with their true selves. Peppered throughout with Nev's personal stories, this book will explore relationships in the era of social media. Specifically the book will tackle: -what motivates catfish -why people fall for catfish -how one can avoid being deceived -online accountability -Nev's rules for dating -how to connect authentically with people over the internet -how to turn an online relationship into a real life relationship, and much more. Nev will delve deeply into the complexities of dating in a digital age, and continue the cultural dialogue his show has begun about how we interact with each other through social media versus in person-- specifically in relation to millennials, who have never known a world without Facebook. Nev has his finger on the pulse of today's youth. He understands how they interact with each other and what they're looking for. Nev will explore the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection which is plaguing young people's relationships with each other, and he will provide the advice that his fans have been desperately seeking.