Catfishing seems to be the name of the game on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Recent episodes have featured people who have been fully catfished by their online loves. Many viewers believe that new cast member David Murphey may be the latest person on the show to be catfished.
David, 60, fell in love with 27-year-old Lana. Lana lives in Ukraine and has been talking to David for years. Unfortunately, many people believe that Lana doesn’t really exist or is just stringing David along for cash.
David, who lives in Las Vegas, claimed that he fell in love with Lana quickly after they met on the web. That was seven years ago, and the two have not been able to meet yet.
In spite of the fact that they have not met, David says Lana was “aggressively interested” in him. They became “boyfriend and girlfriend” over the course of the next two months. Clearly, the attraction and interest were mutual, but the two have not been able to meet just yet.
David has tried to meet with Lana in the past. In fact, he’s gone to Ukraine three times. It simply has not worked out. He says he was stood up the first time, but the second time Lana’s brother died. The third time he visited, Lana was experiencing medical issues prompting her to have surgery.
This will be the fourth time David visits Ukraine, and viewers hope that he will be meeting an actual person when he arrives. Is there a chance he could be stood up again?
Many fans speculate that David has simply spent too much time and money on Lana to simply give up. In fact, the 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days cast member may have spent nearly $100,000 on Lana. Apparently most of that money was spent on the website on which he and Lana do all of their chatting. It is not clear to David why Lana has not moved their chatting elsewhere, perhaps to a website or service that does not cost him money to use.
David says that Lana does not speak English at all, so they can only chat with the help of a translator. He has to pay for every minute that they chat, and she becomes angry when he suggests moving their chat elsewhere.
It looks like David will be traveling to Ukraine this season. Will he see Lana? Is she going to be the person he believes her to be? Fans of the show are tuning in to find out if David is being catfished.