a.k.a. kittenfishing, kittenfished

It's like catfish, but not as drastic. Kittenfishing is when someone uses steps to make someone else like them better. Like on an online dating app, a person will erase a few years off themselves, or use an older picture, or change their height and weight. For example, "I kittenfished him by sending that picture of me from last summer when I lost all that weight."

See also : benching  cushioning  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon