i'm pretty new here and have read a lot of the stories about these "Rats" as i have been talking to a guy from Tunisia and i just wanted to know what your thoughts are about this situation please as i really do like him but i'm not about to be made a fool of either, Here goes I'm 31 from England and he's 26, we've been talking for about 6 weeks and we talk none stop from morning till night and he's very sweet and makes me feel amazing but he also had a moody side, a couple of weeks ago he told me how his internet was going to get cut off because he hadn't paid the bill so i though ah here we go that old chestnut, so after seeing the stories on here i wanted to see if he was just after money so i offered to pay him the money but instead of accepting he got really upset that i had offered and told me it was a big disrespect for him to take money from me so i left it at that, he ended up selling his chain to pay his bill which i really didn't want him to do but his choice. this is what makes me think he could be honest but then,,,,,, Two days ago i actually find out he's not 26 he's really only 23 and i confronted him about this and at first he lied denying it then said he was only 25 then i questioned him again and then he was 24 then i finally got him to admit he was 23 but that took about 10 hours of conversation to finally admit this. so now i'm still 31 and he's 23 and i have said the age gap really is an issue for me because its now 8 yrs and he's replied saying how much he really likes me and wants it to work and how he sold his chain so he could have internet to be able to speak to me and and how he's really sorry he lied and to give him a chance blah blah blah. part of me wants to believe that he is not a rat but now he has lied about his age is this just the start of something bad? he's from kasserine and works in a restaurant.