Will Catfish Prove Kim And Matt Haven't Wasted Five Years On Each Other? | ar-cad.info
I can understand being nervous but that was over the top. Obviously this girl suffers from extreme anxiety issues and needs major help. Remember the old days, when Catfish hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph weren't so cynical and the couples they helped meet each other weren't necessarily up to something sinister behind the scenes? Now that the MTV show is a hit, everyone knows what it means when they get a phone. Will Catfish Prove Kim And Matt Haven't Wasted Five Years On Each Other? Matt and Kim planned two in-person meetings when they both lived in .. that term as if I hadn't already % turned against her a long time ago.
If you haven't heard of Matt and Kim, Google them. Try typing in "Lessons Learned. Yup, that's them stripping down to their birthday suits in the middle of New York City's Times Square. The video was Matt's idea. Kim wasn't super-keen on getting buck naked in what is perhaps the busiest intersection in the world, in the brutal cold it was shot in Februarybut she acquiesced. Actually, if you pay attention, you'll see that Kim ends up totally nude before Matt does.
They both got balls. Their story goes like this: Kim thought Matt was hot; Matt was both intimidated and intrigued by Kim's tattoos. They moved in together three months later.
They've shared a tour bus and a tiny apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the past six years. Now they're ready to move on. They just bought their first place in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, and they're gearing up to trade their old furniture for some "grown-up" stuff. When they'll actually find time to move is questionable—they just finished recording their new album and were about to head out on a US tour shortly after this interview—but we thought it would be fun to take them furniture shopping in Brooklyn.
Just 'cause, you know, they really ought to consider getting a bigger bed. So, tell us about this new place you guys just bought. It's in [the Brooklyn neighborhood of] Clinton Hill.
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We both went to Pratt and we still have a certain love for the area— the tree-lined streets and stuff like that. It's a nice, cute little brownstone.
We're still having the contractors going in there and everything, so I have to say I'm terrified something's going to happen that makes us not get it.
I've been a nervous wreck the past week. You have to think positively. I mean, if we want it we have it, Kim. Does it have outdoor space? I grew up in Vermont with nothing but outdoor space.
My parents would open the door and be like, "See you later! I've been [in New York City] 10 years and haven't had a lick of outdoor space. So it'll be nice to have. Kim is for some reason freaked out by grass though. She won't sit on it. She just wants to pave over it. I'm excited about maybe getting a dog though. Sometimes we go to the dog park during lunchtime breaks or whatever and watch from the outside. You can't go in unless you have a dog.
I always wonder if people are creeped out by us even being on the outside of the park, gawking at their dogs. There's this one kind of dog I want really badly. This is gonna sound so pathetic, but I have pictures cut from magazines of this dog. Matt knows what it is. We already named it.
It's gonna be "Shorty. Did you have a hard time finding a place you both liked? We did search for about a year, but we agreed on everything we wanted for the most part. Kim and I bizarrely agree on a lot of stuff, like way more than two people who spend 24 hours a day together should. Somehow we don't want to kill each other; that's the amazing thing. We're kind of the same person. We shared a cell phone for like six years.
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How did you call each other? We never had to—we're always together! What was on your list when you were house hunting? We wanted at least three bedrooms because we both do a lot of work at home. Surprisingly, for a band, 95 percent of the work has nothing to do with music. Kim's always answering emails. We're just really involved with everything from the artwork to our music videos, so…we both wanted our own office space.
We've been sharing one room as an office, but it makes it really easy for Kim to turn to me and be like, "Hey, what do you think of this?
I think it might be a scientific fact that men cannot multitask. So we needed our own workspace.
Matt isn't very organized at all. I organize everything in our place except his computer. I'm the kind of dude that when the desktop gets full, I just drag it all into one folder called "desktop. Did you know for sure that you wanted to stay in Brooklyn?
We both grew up in the Northeast, so it's nice being a few hours away from where we both started out. I don't know, it's a weird addiction. Did you tell her about how you proposed when we were looking for a place? You guys are engaged? No, not proposed like marriage-proposed. After a year of looking, we were hanging out in LA and went over to my friend's place, which is a great house in Silver Lake. So I peeked at some real estate—it's so much more affordable than it is here.
I was like, "Kim, we should move to LA. And I said, "Hell no, thank you! You weren't serious, were you Matt? I was kind of serious. I think it was a desperate feeling. Yeah, not to get all serious but We don't see our families or friends a whole lot. We hadn't found a place, we were stuck living in the place we're in now and things just seemed to be getting worse than they'd been in the past six years…. But luckily, we've had a good year.
Is it ready to move into, or are you going to do any major work first? We're moving the kitchen from the downstairs to the upstairs, so that's a big job. It's a fully gut-renovated building, so it's a good slate to start with. The dream is not to have a practice space anymore and just be able to have a room set up in our apartment.
So we're talking about soundproofing…. Are you bringing any of the furniture you have or buying all new stuff? We have some finds—like a couple of old '50s tables and some cool, old chairs—but we're definitely looking forward to getting new things.
We'd always see things we wanted and not be able to get them because we cannot fit another thing into our [current] apartment. We live in less than square feet now, and the new place is around 2, or 3, We're at the point where we're thinking about what's going to go where, and every day I'm going to the store to buy another home magazine…. I'd definitely like to get rid of all our [low-end] furniture. I think that's another grown-up step. Is there anything you've seen that you can't wait to get?
There are a lot of great stores around [Williamsburg]. But I also know that in Vermont, the used furniture market is a lot less expensive. We want to take a road trip with a box truck and see what we can find. We want a giant kitchen table, one of those really big tables with a thick wooden top.
Yeah, my brother and I did our homework at our kitchen table every day. We didn't go to our rooms. So the table's one thing. And we need a bed frame. We definitely need a really good couch. I want either two couches or a sectional because we're always competing and trying to fit when we lie down.
And I always get the bad end of the deal. He just takes up the most amount of space.Who Is Matt? - Catfish: The TV Show
It's a very "old country" feel. The first time I went to Matt's parents' house, I loved it. It's a Vermont-style house that just has this nice homey feel with, like, clapboards on the bottom and… What do you call that? You're not going to be able to explain this! I don't know, we like things that feel…like [exposed] beams and chipped paint… We like the old personality of places rather than super-new, super-clean. Nev, Kim, and Max sit down so that she can tell them the rest of the shit she conveniently skipped the day before.
Evidence Of Airbnb The Second: Anyway, Kim says that although she was "talking to him" while pregnant, she "didn't get big until the very end," and though the obvious next question is what sorts of photos was she sending him at that time if this is a salient detail, no one asks.
She goes on to say that one of their scheduled meetings was scuttled not by Matt but by Kim -- or, rather, by Norma, because Kim went into labour. Max reiterates that Matt is on the record as not wanting kids, so does Kim think he could be a good father to Norma?
She should know -- and if she doesn't have at least as much doubt as we all now do, she is really being reckless about her child's happiness. And yet here she is in the car on the way to meet Matt. I really hate Kim, you guys. The Confrontation In a park, where nothing good ever happens Matt turns out to be Matt, and Kim is psyched but still extremely awkward.
She can barely look at him as she talks, and Matt kind of looks like he regrets everything he's done to keep a relationship with this freak going as long as he has. Kim is too flustered to continue, so Nev asks why Matt never sent just one little video to let Kim know he was legit.
Matt calls himself "a secretive person, for the most part" -- a response of which Nev and Max seem suspicious. But Max says that the bigger question is whether Matt cares for Kim; he says he does. Plus she hasn't even told him about Norma yet, so that's already more than she deserves anyway.
He reminds her of times they were there for one another in times of bereavement. Kim then seems to realize the conversation has come to the point where she has to come clean about her motherhood and asks if she can take off for a second, but Max and Nev refuse to play along, and Matt cracks, "The hysterics are nice.
What he actually says: Kim takes years to say she has a daughter who's almost two, and apparently this is something Kim has gotten very good at concealing, because Matt doesn't seem like he's had the slightest suspicion about Norma's existence.
He says nothing, which for some reason emboldens Kim to barrel forward: Also, does she know that "godfather" and "stepfather" are not the same thing? Also, this child is almost two and doesn't already have a godfather?
I'm just now finding out about her! Max also makes Kim admit that she'd skipped one of their planned in-person meetings due to labour. And then I guess because he figures things can't get any worse, Max suggests that Kim tell Matt how she feels about him.
She feels awkward about doing so in front of the entire Catfish crew, so Matt points to a bench nearby and heads over there with Kim, and then has to sit there as she not only fails to make eye contact but hides inside her fucking hair again to say that she "can't say [she] didn't fall in love" with him. Which I guess is her typically weird way of saying she DID fall in love with him -- but, you know, she's the worst.
Matt says nothing for a while, and when she finally uncovers her face, he tells her he's "at a complete loss for words. Because it seems like if he'd really been envisioning the possibility that she'd move to Florida, he'd be way more angry about the Norma news, whereas to me this reads more like blank confusion that she's built a whole imaginary future around yet without him, you know?
Kim abruptly says that "this" is "pointless" and heads back toward Max and Nev, with the flummoxed Matt following. Kim then goes right past them, saying she just wants to look at the water, and when it seems like Max and Nev are each going to take one of these star-crossed sexters aside, Kim asks if she can go for a run, and then Left alone, Max -- evidently also stunned by the complete wacko whose cause the show has taken up -- loses fluency: He needs to sleep on it.
Sleep for a few days, my dude. The Post-Confrontation Confrontation For some reason, Matt does not immediately head from the park to the airport, so he's around for Max and Nev to pick up the next day and bring back to the Airbnb for Couch Time with Kim.
Before they can even get to the Couch, though, Kim comes in hot, meeting the trio at the car with Norma in her arms. Might as well go for it, I guess.
It seems as though Matt knew he'd be meeting Norma, though, since he's brought a gift for her.
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This is as good a place as any to say that not liking kids and not wanting kids are not the same thing. Lots of perfectly nice people don't want kids but enjoy spending time with other people's -- which I know because I am one of them. Based on Matt's admittedly somewhat reserved friendliness, I think it's probable that Kim decided he didn't like kids even though he didn't actually ever say that.
The gift, by the way, is a stuffed bunny and Norma is very good at receiving gifts. Everyone goes inside Norma joining Kim on the Couch, though Kim says her dad will probably come pick her up soon. Nev indicates Norma, quietly enjoying a sippy cup, and witness-leads Matt, "What do you think? Nev guesses that Matt doesn't spend much time with kids, which he confirms he does not. Nev further notes that Matt is not ready to engage with a child. Before they can get into anything, Joe shows up to collect Norma; Kim hurries out to bring Norma to him while Matt hangs back, commenting that both Matt and Joe have a lot of hair.
Sometimes it's okay not to say anything, Nev. And then for some reason Nev and Max drive Kim and Matt -- in apparent silence, from what we can see -- to some ice cream place to have their last conversation of the visit. If the idea is to confine Kim in a space where she can't run away, I guess that makes sense. Matt asks where they're going from here, and after ordering him to stop "staring" at her, Kim tells him to "speak first.
Instead, he tells Kim he's not in a position to get into a relationship right now, and again, I must ask, how real was all the supposed talk of Kim ever moving to Florida?! Kim chews her lips, looking away. Matt offers to "help" her with Norma -- I guess financially, since, how else -- saying he's willing to be Norma's godfather, and that he does care about Kim, as a friend.
Matt is totally within his rights revising down Kim's hopes for their relationship, given Norma, but I mean, how old were those sexts? There is a hug. The Aftermath Three months later, Kim -- who, in the only decision of hers of which I approve thus far, has removed her dumb lip rings -- says she's "back at school," which turns out to be "taking online classes": We see b-roll of Kim and her current boyfriend sitting in that hammock, but I'm sorry, I still don't believe that's really her house.
Nev adds Matt to the call, and asks how he's been fulfilling his duties as godfather. He says he's been "more social" with Norma, which apparently means remaining in front of his camera when Kim has Norma get on Skype. Kim also says she's visiting Matt in Florida soon, and I guess Norma's coming too because Matt says he's acquired some toys for her.
I don't get what's going on between these two, but I guess it works, so good for them.
The Life Lessons Learned Don't make too many plans for the future with a guy who won't send you a single photo of himself.