10 Ways to Catch a Cheating Partner
Do you suspect that your partner is cheating? If so, how do you find out if your suspicions are warranted? Simply asking someone is seldom effective. After all, the very act of cheating suggests that you may be dealing with someone who’s dishonest. If they’re willing to cheat, they’re also most likely going to lie about it. So let’s look at 10 effective ways to catch a partner who’s cheating on you.
Be a social media spy. One of the simplest ways to find evidence is to check the person’s Facebook activity. Ideally, you should log onto the person’s actual account. Cheaters, however, are usually careful about hiding their passwords. You can often find clues, however, by doing some social media snooping from your own account. You may not be able to access private messages, but you can see if someone new is suddenly liking or commenting on everything your partner does. If so, check this person’s profile. If your partner is careless, you may even find photos of the two of them together.
Check the phone. Frequent calls or texts are one of the most obvious signs of cheating. If you have a chance to scroll through text messages and photos, you might find all the evidence you need within seconds. On the other hand, if your partner is diligent about not leaving the phone around, this may also be a sign of cheating. A good time to check the phone is when it’s being charged. Of course, if your partner is careful, he or she may be hiding a second phone.
Check online reviews. If your partner likes to review restaurants, movies or other businesses listed on sites such as Yelp, you may be able to find clues of cheating. If you see reviews of places you’ve never been together, this may be where he or she is going with someone else.
Use spy software. This is an extreme measure but is extremely effective. You can install software such as Spypal Windows Spy on your partner’s computer. This will give you access email, social media, screenshots and more.
Change your routine. One way to catch your partner in the act is by coming home at an unexpected time. You might also show up at his or her place of work unannounced. Keep in mind, however, that it can be shocking to actually catch your partner with someone.
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Check financial statements. When people cheat, they often start spending money in new ways. This may include dinners at fancy restaurants, hotel stays and expensive gifts such as jewelry. You can check physical statements that come in the mail or online statements.
Go through the trash or recycle bin. You’ll be looking for the same type of evidence you might find in financial statements. In this case, however, you’re most likely to find receipts for gifts, dinners or hotels.
Install a spycam. This is another extreme but highly effective method. You’ll want to place a hidden camera in your partner’s bedroom, office, vehicle or anywhere you suspect he or she might be spending time with a lover.
Track your partner’s car. This is something you’ve surely seen in police or spy movies, where a GPS device is hidden under the target’s car. With today’s technology, you can find such a device online or at a store that sells this kind of equipment. Another version of this can be applied if you have an iPhone. You “accidently” leave your phone in your partner’s car in a hidden place. You then use the Find My iPhone app from another device and you can find out everywhere your partner has driven.
Seduce your partner under an alias. This won’t tell you if your partner is currently cheating, but does let you know if he or she is open to it. You’ll have to do some work creating an attractive yet realistic social media profile. You’ll need some fake photos, which aren’t hard to find online. The TV show Catfish reveals many of the techniques people use to create fake social media profiles. It works best if you can elicit the help of a friend or two who can help build credibility for the profile. You then contact your partner, do some flirting and see what happens.
These are some of the best ways to catch a cheating partner. Before using these methods, however, make sure you’re ready to know the truth. It’s painful to find out that someone you want to trust has betrayed you. Yet it’s also better to know the truth than to be deceived.