Cheating is one of the main reasons why relationships end.
The act is usually attributed to men (s*xist, we know) but there is a reason that males are more likely to stray from a relationship moreso than the females.
We’re not gonna talk about that one but ladies, keep your eyes peeled for these 13 signs.
1. His mood easily changes.
Similar to women, men are also prone to mood swings every now and then. But if his mood is erratic way too often, then it may indicate that he’s feeling conflicted.
This conflict is possibly due to him being with you but wanting to spend time with another woman.
This will make him extremely frustrated, moody, and sometimes even angry. The source cited that he may even start a fight just so he can sabotage your relationship! Sneaky, right?
2. He doesn’t behave normally when he's around you.
Of course, we all have typical patterns of behavior. If you’ve known someone long enough, you’re bound to know most - if not all - of them.
But if his behavior suspiciously changes while he’s around you, then it may mean that he has something to hide - cheating.
3. He suddenly changes his appearance
Over the course of your relationship, you may notice that your man suddenly switches his appearance.
This might be normal for you, but look out if he’s grooming himself more than normal, especially if he’s doing it before he goes out without you.
It might mean that he’s trying to look good for another woman.
4. His musical taste drastically changes.
This could be because somebody else has been introducing him to new music. That isn't a bad thing, but what if your boyfriend isn't prone to change?
It may mean that he’s trying to impress a girl or at the very least, getting himself attuned to the type of music she wants.
5. He becomes a sh*tty communicator.
Yes, it’s a given that some men find it hard to communicate their thoughts and feelings but what if he suddenly loses track of some of your conversations or the topics you talk about?
What if it takes hours before he replies back? It may mean that he is talking to another woman behind your back.
6. He’s suddenly distant to you and makes too many excuses.
Do you sense that he’s being cold or unresponsive to you? Does he repeatedly cancel plans with you, or has stopped asking you out?
It might be because he’s already invested in another woman (feelings included) and is therefore more likely to hang out with her instead.
7. He becomes very secretive.
Out of the blue, he hides his phone from you or refuses to do things with you. He suddenly wants to go out by himself and changes his password and other dubious things.
He’s become over-possessive of his things and doesn’t want you to touch or meddle with them.
It may be because he fears you finding incriminating things - like a secret cellphone that contains messages to other women.
8. He is too attached to his phone.
What if he’s always on the phone and goes mad whenever you grab a hold of it? Is there a sudden increase in discreet calls?
It may be because he’s calling or texting another.
9. He remembers wrong things and confuses information.
If he suddenly gets mixed up regarding memories or plans, it may be because he’s struggling to separate the times you two have together with the times he was with his other girl.
10. There is an obvious change in your s*xual activity.
The telling sign here is when he suddenly refuses to get physical with you or changes up his s*xual routine out of the blue.
It may mean because he’s getting it on with somebody else or has learned a new move from another partner.
11. He refuses to take you out anymore.
It might seem petty, but if he doesn’t invite you to hang out or go out on a date then it might be because his interest has shifted to someone else.
Watch out if he doesn’t want to take you to public places because he believes he might get caught.
12. He claims that he has “more responsibilities” and need to overtime at work.
Ah, the classic excuse.
He says he has lots of duties in the office and needs to work more but what if he’s just seeing somebody else?
13. He consistently lies and does it well.
You notice that he spouts lies all the time and gets his info and stories mixed-up. That’s because he may be hiding something, like an affair.
Have you been cheated on before? Do you know anyone who has encountered a similar experience? What are your tips for catching a cheater?
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