Have you been 'dogfished' or tricked into a date because of a cute dog?

"GMA" looks into a new trend in online dating where someone will pose with cute dogs to lure people onto dates.
2:21 | 08/16/19

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Now to a dating alert. Something we don't have to worry about. Congratulations on the anniversary by the way. 11 years married. Thank you. This is something called dogfishing. Guys acting like dogs by using dogs, posting pictures of themselves with random dogs to get a prospective mate to swipe Reporter: Dating apps can be rough for daters out there, especially when it comes to a growing trend called dogfishing. What's that, you ask? It's posing with someone else's furry friend on their dating profile, hoping to bait a date. If I like dogs and I look at a guy, and he likes dogs, that's a great icebreaker. You can actually keep something alive. You can nurture it. Maybe you would be a good boyfriend and you can take care of me too. Reporter: Friends Alyssa and Monica who live in New York City are both single and date online. I think it makes someone for attractive if they have a dog because you're getting a two for one package of cuteness. Reporter: They say they have been duped more than once by guys who don't have dogs. He says, it's at my house in California or something. I'm, like, I don't care if you have a dog across the country, I want one I can hang out with. Reporter: When they find out the pic suspect quite sincere, they lose interest. I see the dog and it makes up for the cute. They say, I don't have a dog, and they go back to not being as cute. Reporter: This dating coach says, good relationships aren't You can have your date potentially think that you are lying about this, and they think to themselves, what else would this guy or this girl lie about? Reporter: Monica and Alyssa say it's dog gone disappointing, and they are not giving up. If they have a cat, that's a swipe left automatically. You said dog gone disappointing. It was written in there. I had to. With other terms like ghosting, benching, and cuffing season, this is the latest online dating lingo, and something for people to look out for. So they say. Neither of us know anything about that lingo. Totally different people. Exactly. Let's head outside. Rob Marciano has dog and a cat

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