6 Things Cheaters Do to Hide Affairs

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Discovering a partner’s infidelity can be an emotionally distressing experience, made even more challenging by the cunning tactics employed by cheaters to conceal their affairs. It is essential to recognize that while these behaviors may occasionally occur innocently, they should not be immediately conflated with proof of infidelity. In this article, we delve into six common strategies used by cheaters to hide their extramarital affairs, shedding light on their intricacies and potential impact on a relationship.

1- They have to work late.

Cheaters often exploit their professional responsibilities to provide a cover for their clandestine activities. By claiming to work late, they create an alibi that justifies their absence from home during crucial hours. This tactic capitalizes on the perception that working overtime is a normal occurrence, making it easier to evade suspicion. However, it is essential to remain vigilant and look for inconsistencies in their work patterns or an excessive number of late nights, as these may be indications of a hidden affair.

2- They have to go out of town on a business trip.

A frequent ploy employed by cheaters involves feigning business-related travel as a pretext for spending time with their extramarital partner. By exploiting the inherent trust associated with work-related travel, individuals engaged in affairs can enjoy extended periods away from home without arousing immediate suspicion. However, it is crucial to remain observant of irregularities in their travel schedules, unexplained absences, or inconsistencies in their accounts of their trips, as these may unveil a web of deceit.

3- They have a friend who needs their help

Cheaters often exploit their purported commitment to helping friends in need as a means to legitimize their absences and justify their unconventional behavior. By leveraging the empathy and compassion inherent in relationships, they create a narrative that portrays them as caring individuals who are merely supporting a friend in distress. It is crucial to exercise caution and evaluate the consistency of their claims, especially when instances of “assisting a friend” become increasingly frequent or coincide suspiciously with unexplained absences.

4- They are going out with their friends.

One common tactic employed by cheaters involves spending time with their friends as a cover for engaging in extramarital activities. By capitalizing on the belief that maintaining a healthy social life is essential for overall well-being, they craft an illusion of innocence while sowing seeds of doubt in their partner’s mind. Vigilance is essential in this scenario, as a sudden surge in social outings, particularly those excluding the partner, or inconsistencies in the details provided about such outings may indicate a hidden agenda.

5- They are going to play sports.

Cheaters often exploit their involvement in sports as a plausible excuse for spending time away from home. By engaging in physical activities, they can convincingly account for their absences, leveraging the understanding that maintaining personal fitness is important for a healthy lifestyle. However, it is important to be attentive to any notable changes in their sporting routines or unexpected enthusiasm towards new sports, as these could serve as red flags pointing towards a concealed affair.

6- They are going to a family member’s house.

Cheaters sometimes utilize family commitments as a pretext for their secret liaisons. By portraying their interactions with relatives as innocent and essential, they create an atmosphere of trust and normalcy that obfuscates their true intentions. However, caution is advised when assessing their behavior, particularly if visits to family members become increasingly frequent, prolonged, or occur during odd hours. These patterns may warrant further investigation to uncover any hidden infidelity.

Understanding the tactics employed by cheaters to conceal their affairs is an important step in recognizing and addressing potential problems within a relationship. By remaining vigilant and taking note of inconsistencies or suspicious behavior, individuals can navigate the complex dynamics surrounding infidelity. Remember, open communication and trust
Below are some things they do to try and cover things up.

  1. They hide things such as notes or gifts.
  2. They change their clothes to cover up scents.
  3. They lie about where they were.
  4. They are more attentive to you.
  5. They have sex with you out of guilt.

How to Catch a Cheater: Tips from a Private Investigator


21 Clear Signs Your Spouse Could Be Cheating

I want to share with you this great list jammed full of the possible early warning signs you should be aware of when your spouse is cheating.

  1. Your spouse seems bored. Bored with you, with the job, with kids, with hobbies, with life in general.
  2. Your spouse seems to want danger or thrills in his/her life.
  3. There is considerably less intimacy in your relationship.
  4. Your sex life is practically non-existent.
  5. Your spouse has low self-esteem.
  6. You notice your spouse has a sense of confusion about self.
  7. Your spouse has become lazy, especially around the house.
  8. You can’t get your spouse to communicate with you.
  9. Your spouse gets very defensive if you mention infidelity or affairs.
  10. Spouse is suddenly more attentive than usual.
  11. Mate is working longer hours at work.
  12. Your spouse is dressing nicer, looking nicer.
  13. You notice charges on credit card statement that don’t make sense.
  14. Your spouse is indifferent to family events like birthdays and holidays.
  15. You find your partner has been lying to you about a variety of things.
  16. Money becomes more of an issue between the two of you.
  17. He/ she doesn’t want to go anywhere or do anything with you anymore.
  18. You can’t even get your mate to fight with you.
  19. You feel as if you are being avoided.
  20. Your partner abandons religious faith.
  21. Your spouse seems more secretive.

In addition, I want to add that if you get a lot of hang-up phone calls, your spouse s lover might be the one doing it. Also, if you notice a lot of gifts or apparel that you didn’t t purchase for your spouse, there might be something going on that you don t know about.

10 Traits to look for on Cheaters!

Is everyone a potential cheater? No. But a large number of people think nothing of cheating on their partners. Some are more likely to cheat than others. Psychologists and relationship experts believe that cheaters have certain characteristics in common. Looking at personality traits, family history, and past experiences can help you recognize a cheating heart and mind.



People with active sex lives prior to a committed relationship have a hard time settling down. They’re far more likely to stray outside a relationship than someone who’s had a little sexual experience.


Some people find cheating a thrill. The excitement, deception, and intrigue feed them. When presented with an opportunity to cheat, they just can’t seem to resist. They need constant watching because it’s always easy for them to cheat.


This is not to say cheating is genetic. But it tends to run in families. A child raised in a household where cheating took place often grows up and considers it normal for partners to be unfaithful to one another.



When a person is discourteous regarding, say, a simple ”thank you” or appropriate ”excuse me,” it’s because they simply are not considerate of others. This includes their attitude toward animals as well as people. A tried-and-true adage is ”love me, love my dog.” Some cheaters simply don’t have regard for anyone’s feelings but their own. Someone who always puts themselves first is unlikely to consider how cheating is going to make their partner feel. They’re just downright rude.


A cheater often has lots of close friendships with members of the opposite sex, including ex-lovers. It only takes one of those best-friend situations to blossom into an affair and destroy an existing relationship. This person feels if you’re ”just friends,” it’s safe to cheat and you probably won’t get caught.


‘Birds of a feather flock together.’ A person who hangs around with people who cheat is soon to be cheating as well. There’s a camaraderie among cheaters; they support each other’s exploits and often share secrets about their sexual encounters.



This person cheats at everything in most areas of their life. They lie not only to their lovers but to their parents and friends as well. When they were students, they probably cheated on tests and stole books from the library. A toxic flaw in this person is constant white-lie. Someone who tells lots of lies about little things usually lies about big things, too.


‘History tends to repeat itself, and tigers don’t change their stripes.’ Sure, there’s such a thing as a reformed cheater, but it’s rare, and only after extensive psychotherapy or a life-changing cataclysm. Seldom does someone with years of cheating suddenly become a model partner. This person has an Olympic-gold medal in covering their tracks, and are not ashamed to recount their past cheating to a current lover.


This serial cheater is terrible at concealing their past and has a background that would make Casanova blush. The bad-boy/girl reputation follows this cheater wherever they go. Everyone knows about this person, everyone except their current partner. Often people will approach the innocent party and come right out and ask if your lover, or spouse, is cheating on you, too. Usually, when you’re being cheated you’re the last to know.


(a category all their own) INFIDELITY-MANIA

This is perhaps the most potentially dangerous partner of all because cheating is a life-long compulsion OCI (Obsessive Compulsive Infidelity). There are people, men, and women alike, who believe monogamy is an unnatural state and there’s nothing morally wrong with being unfaithful to someone who presumes your trust and exclusivity. OCI’s truly believe cheating is an antidote to boredom, or any shortcoming, in a relationship. This serial-cheater will have an affair at the drop of a hat and knows how to hide everything. Catching this one is hardest of all. It’s unlikely anyone has all ten traits, but several often occur in combination. Two to four traits are common. Yet even a single trait, when predominant, can indicate that your loved one is cheating. Familiarizing yourself with traits in a cheater’s personality can go a long way toward helping you find the truth when you suspect cheating. Forewarned and forearmed, you will be better equipped to catch your cheating lover or spouse.

11 Common Mistakes Cheaters Make

I have noticed over the years that cheaters make quite a few mistakes. Usually, mistakes are unintentional. But sometimes cheaters make these mistakes because they simply want to get caught.

Below are some mistakes that many cheaters make.

  1. They forget about a love note left their pocket.
  2. They come home smelling of their lover’s perfume or cologne.
  3. They are too protective of their purse or wallet.
  4. They come home wearing different clothes than when they left.
  5. They choose too many different excuses too often.
  6. They forget about detailed cell-phone bills.
  7. They spend too much money on their affair, less on bills.
  8. They come home smelling of smoke, but they don’t smoke.
  9. They call you the wrong name accidentally.
  10. They use a friend as an excuse but don’t tell the friend.
  11. They forget about the caller ID and redial button.

Now here are some things you can do to detect these mistakes.

  1. Check ALL of their pockets daily when they aren’t around.
  2. Make sure you take a good whiff of them each day.
  3. Check their purse or wallet daily, looking for anything hidden.
  4. Notice what they are wearing when they leave, then compare later.
  5. Investigate all excuses and make sure they check out.
  6. Check every call line-by-line of their cell phone bill for unusual calls.
  7. Keep track of how much money they have and what they ‘ve spent.
  8. Ask them if they have been smoking. Watch their reaction.
  9. If they call you the wrong name, say, I ‘ve known for a while.
  10. When they give a friend as an excuse, call the friend and ask.
  11. Check your caller ID and utilize redial after suspicious calls.

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