While we’re all about a cheeky little bit on the side, being oblivious isn’t all that much fun, and if you are going to cheat, you’d better know the major giveaways.
From weird routine changes, to the way you smell, there’s lots of different ways to give the game away, but if you know what to do, you can mitigate the risk and get away with illicit affairs.
One of the biggest and most obvious signs of cheating is their routine suddenly and inexplicably changing. If your partner suddenly starts coming home late, or being unreachable at random times during the day, that’s a big sign their fooling around.
If you are going to cheat, don’t be obvious. Don’t suddenly start staying in the office till eight PM. Don’t take long mysterious lunches. Big shifts in your routine without justification will always raise eyebrows, but don’t over-justify either. It’s all about maintaining complete normality, remember.
Sometimes, when people cheat, they feel guilty or resentful, and that gets converted into moodiness or frequently starting fights. This can be a major giveaway, and a clear sign that something is up with your partner. They could be cheating, or it could be any number of other things, you’ll only really know if you begin to see multiple signs.
When it comes to cheating, the fact is, it’s not going to be as much fun if you’re crippled by the guilt of it all. So, if you’re someone that can’t handle that, maybe give it a miss, because that guiltiness can come out in other unexpected ways that really give you away.
The single clearest sign someone is cheating is that they’ve simply stopped trying in the relationship and seem bored. Stopped trying in bed, stopped making an effort in general. They’re bored by everything going on. There’s no clearer sign that they’re either going to cheat or are already cheating.
This is always going to be one of the biggest signs, so make sure that you’re not acting super distant all the time or behaving like you’d rather be somewhere else constantly.
I know, it’s a huge cliché, but smell is an essential part of the ways we interact with other people romantically, and when you start picking up weird scents on your partner, it can be a big sign that something is going on. If they’re coming in late, smelling weird and different, while acting standoffish or bored, that’s pretty much the complete cheating package.
There’s not too much you can do about this without coming off as weird. Ask the person you’re cheating with to wear yours or your partner’s perfume? Kind of weird! Just shower a bit more, and maybe carry a change of clothes. Don’t try and cover it up, that’s a major giveaway too.
Simply acting secretive, and refusing to allow them on your phone, or leaving the room to take phone calls can be the clearest and most obvious sign that you’ve got something to hide. Don’t do that.