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In today’s day and age, infidelity is becoming increasingly popular and common among married couples.  Studies show that nearly 41% of all spouses have admitted to cheating on their partners.  Although it appears to be a rather high number, this does not mean that every spouse has a wandering eye.  Whether you are a man or a woman, it is important that you are able to recognize the signs of an affair, as you will be far better prepared to keep your relationship from becoming an infidelity statistic.

Both men and women tend to change their appearance when committing adultery, as assumed and expected.  A woman may show a sudden or significant interest in bettering herself by heading to the gym on a regular basis or applying more makeup when leaving the house to run “errands.”  Men, on the other hand, show an increased interest in their looks and put more emphasis on dieting and losing weight than they have in the past.

There are also major attitude shifts when a significant other is cheating on his or her spouse.  Whether it be an aggressive response to a simple question, acting incredibly defensive, or increased insensitivity, these could all be telltale signs there’s another person in their life.

The physical aspect of cheating seems to generate a lot more attention than the emotional aspect of cheating.  Women have a tendency to pull away from any types of public displays of affection or even private sexual contact, while men do the exact opposite.  Out of guilt, many men become more interested in their spouses in a sexual manner.  Guys may decide to experiment with new techniques in the bedroom, which could be a result of testing the waters first with a familiar person, and then with a new love interest.

Not to be forgotten, emotions play a huge role in cheating as well.  Those who are truly committed to each other tend to show compassion, actively listen, and are interested in what their partner has to say.  When cheating occurs, it is common for women to not discuss their everyday problems with their spouse as they may have in the past.  Furthermore, men may stop saying “I love you” and showing affection and overall interest in their partner’s day-to-day activities.

If a spouse is spending a great amount of time outside the house and shows no interest of including you in their plans, it is very possible that he or she could be spending time with someone else.  Women might have more frequent “Girls’ Nights Out,” whereas a man may constantly discourage his partner from tagging along on trips.

The technology wave has proven to be both a blessing and a curse in numerous ways.  In this case, social media has made it easier to spot signs of cheating.  Women might save emails and texts from certain people, while men may continuously “like” certain women’s pictures on Facebook.

Minor discrepancies in stories become a common trend when a partner is cheating.  Small details that used to be shared with one another are now withheld.  Women tend to become quiet and more sheepish around their spouses, while men are often caught in a web of lies.


Ultimately, both genders have different ways of hiding their infidelity secrets from their spouses.  There are, however, many signs to look for when you may believe your spouse is cheating.  Statistics suggest that nearly 74% of men and 68% of women would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.  This is extremely telling, and just something to keep on your radar when investigating a sneaky situation.  With the many telltale signs listed above, you’ll be able to pinpoint when your partner may need to be questioned. If you’re still unsure, contact a trusted private investigator online with experience in infidelity investigations. When you’re unsure of how to catch your unfaithful spouse, an expert will surely get the job done.


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