A woman who had been seeing a man for three months started to investigate into his life after she was warned by work colleagues.
Caitlin matched with a bloke on Tinder who she described as “amazing and well-mannered”.
He told her he had a farm and a golden retriever called Bear – and after three months of dating she thought she'd found what she was looking for.
But when Caitlin decided to do some detective work, she soon saw the man’s true colours.
When the bloke “completely ghosted” her, she simply accepted it and moved on.
Then a while later he got back in touch and tried to explain how it was a huge mistake.
He told Caitlin he was going to London to see his friend who was having a baby, which she thought was weird, but didn’t think anything of it at the time.
Then going to her colleagues for help, Caitlin thought it may be an ex’s baby or that he was a sperm donor, but her colleagues told her it was a “big red flag”.
They asked her if she knew anything about the baby or his connection to it, and she told News.com.au’s Marriage at First Sight podcast that it gave her a light bulb moment.
She said: “I saved some d*** pics he sent me on my phone. Apple has this wonderful thing where they geo tag all your photos and so I found the little country town he was from.
“I typed his first name and country town into Google and up popped his wedding photos.”
Caitlin and her work pals then tracked down the Facebook page of the wedding photographer, leading to the profile of the man’s wife.
She continued: “We found out he has a wife and kids – and the worst part of it all, he doesn’t live on a farm, he wasn’t single and didn’t have a gold retriever named Bear. He has a cocker spaniel named Charlie.”
Caitlin, who is now in a different relationship, claims the situation gave her a “really good story to tell” but didn’t reveal whether she had exposed the dirty truth to his family.
Instead, she messages him every often on Facebook to ask how Bear is doing.