Six signs that your partner is cheating: From anger, a change in appearance and guarding their phone

These red flags could prove they're up to no good

Sarah Young
Monday 30 October 2017 12:17 GMT

You might have suspected them for some time, but how can you tell for sure whether your partner is cheating?

While you might be inclined to check their phone or hack their social media accounts it seems that most deceitful spouses, however sly they may be, unknowingly show hints of their infidelity; you just need to know what to look for.

According to David King, managing director for Lipstick Investigations – an Australian private investigators – there are six signs that could suggest your partner is being unfaithful, and that 80 per cent of time your intuition is right.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, King revealed that one of the giveaway signs is a strange change in behaviour which typically connects to the way they look. Alas, if your other hald has started sprucing up their hair, dressing smarter or smelling better, they could be up to no good.

Similarly, suspicious mobile phone use such as putting a new password on it or being overly secretive when a message comes through is also a red flag.

While King says he is unable to comment on the psychology of a cheating person, he did reveal that many of his clients report their partner acting more aggressive than usual.

Be it behaving irrationally and picking fights or storming out the house, these are, he says, all a result of guilt.

Likewise, your partner finding endless excuses for not coming home on time or needing to go out unexpectedly should also be a big red flag.

If these tell-tale signs aren’t enough to expose your cheating spouse though, King says it might be time to bring in a professional who can catch your partner in the act on film using forensic tools, hidden cameras and even night vision equipment.

Or some people use a honey trapper - a decoy that’s sent to tempt your other half and see what happens next, using this method could catch out a potentially unfaithful partner.

But it’s not King’s preferred option.

“People have quite unrealistic expectations of how it [honey trapping] works,' he said.

“If clients want the service I try to talk them into surveillance as a preferred option as it is going to give them the same answers.

“I'm not saying it's morally wrong, but it's not my preferred direction.”

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