Summer might be over, but the weather’s always perfect for goin’ ‘Catfish’in‘! On tonight’s episode, Nev and Max meet Nick, an 18-year-old fella who has been with Melissa — the online “love of his life” — for six years.
Nick met Melissa on a Tila Tequila fansite when he was 12 years old. Now 18, he’s ready to take the next step in their relationship and take it offline. Melissa seems legit, but there’s one major problem: She’s been in a live-in relationship with a guy named Olin for a year. Melissa helped Nick through the loss of his grandfather, an event that brought them closer; however, he’s unsure if she’ll pick him over her current boyfriend once they meet in person.
Although Melissa’s situation is complicated and her pictures are slightly deceiving, Nick is willing to give her a shot. Unfortunately, like in many relationships, the two are moving in very different directions in life and being together right now simply isn’t an option. Melissa dropped out of school, while Nick is enrolled in college. Melissa is confused, while Nick is ready to settle down.
Situations like this are a bummer, but it’s important to remember that not all relationships — especially those we have when we are young — last forever. There are plenty of fish (and “catfish,” so watch out!) in the sea just waiting to take your bait!
For more advice from Nev + Max, check out our weekly ‘Catfish’ Guide to Avoiding Digital Drama.
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