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Real-life Notre Dame fake girlfriend sounds a lot like 'Catfish' movie

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Does this Notre Dame weirdness remind anyone else of the movie "Catfish"?

If you didn't hear, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o claims he was the victim of an Internet hoax after it was discovered that his girlfriend, whose death he said coincided with his grandmother's, wasn't real.

Jury's still out on whether he's telling the truth -- that he really had no clue he was being duped.

But if he is telling the truth, it sounds very similar what happened in "Catfish," the 2010 documentary film in which a young man being filmed by his brother and friend builds a romantic relationship with who he thinks is a young woman on the social networking website Facebook.

If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's this: demand to meet or at least get the man or woman on web cam before you fall madly in love with someone you met on the Internet.

Online dating is fine, but this is just crazy and sad.

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