It’s never easy to catch your partner cheating on you, but there are some signs that can alert you that something is wrong.
If you think your partner is cheating, take some time to do an honest self-assessment and then investigate him further before making any assumptions.
Here are the top ten signs that he is cheating on you:
Top 10 Signs He Is Cheating On You
1. He’s always on his phone.
If you’re noticing that he is always on his phone, it could be because he’s cheating on you.
His attention is always so deep in the phone and you’d be wondering if your presence is even felt at all.
If your boyfriend is always on his phone when the two of you are together, then this could be an indication that something else is going on in his life outside of your relationship together.
He is either trying to keep up with the other woman in his life while with you to avoid being caught up in a lie afterwards.
2. He’s not as affectionate as usual.
If before now, you and your partner have always been the ones to enjoy being touched and to touch and everything suddenly stops, then something is wrong.
It would be understandable if it happens just once and you get back together again.
However, where it has become a constant thing and touching him feels like a burden to him, you can be sure he’s cheating on you.
If your partner was once very loving but now seems detached from the relationship, this could be another sign that he’s cheating on you.
If he has always been very physical with his feelings but now acts like everything is fine when it clearly isn’t, like saying “I love my woman” while looking away from her instead of into her eyes, then there might be another woman involved here.
3. He’s been asking you for money.
If you’ve noticed that your partner has been asking for money often, it could be a sign that he is cheating on you.
If you are in a relationship and trust your partner, then this should not happen often.
If he asks for money or tries to borrow some from time to time, then it’s okay
But if he starts asking frequently and seems desperate or greedy, then it could mean something else entirely.
It could mean that there is someone else he’s spending the money on outside and what was enough for him is suddenly not enough for both of them.
Look into this fast.
4. He’s suddenly spending more time with his friends.
If he’s suddenly spending more time with his friends, he may be cheating on you.
He could be cheating with one of his male friends or female friends from work, school or the gym.
He might even be meeting girls on dating sites like Tinder and Bumble and using the excuse of spending time with his friends as a cover.
If your boyfriend has always been private about what he does when he’s not around you, then this sudden change in behaviour could mean that there is someone else who is taking up his time and attention now.
5. He has unexplained bruises or cuts and scratches on his body.
You may be worried if he has unexplained bruises or cuts and scratches on his body.
This could mean that he is cheating on you.
He might be involved with a violent woman but unable to open up to you about it as it is a shameful thing.
Sometimes, the scratches might be from an intense moment he shared with the woman.
Don’t be fooled by any act he brings up along the line.
Especially if he is not exposed to any form of violence or danger-prone job at any point.
6. He disappears for hours at a time, but won’t tell you where he was.
If your boyfriend is going missing for hours at a time and won’t tell you where he was, that’s not a good sign.
This is especially when you’re expecting him at certain times and he shows up late.
He might even lie or try to cover up by saying he was at his friend’s or doing some office work.
If he doesn’t cover up but gets defensive when asked about it, that’s another sign he is cheating on you.
You should also be aware of changes in his behaviour that could indicate cheating.
7. You find unfamiliar female items in his possession.
If you find unfamiliar female items such as lipstick, perfume and hair clips in his pockets or car without any explanation as to how they got there, it’s a good sign that he is cheating on you.
He might try to play a fast one that he got them for you, but heck, nobody buys half-used perfumes or thrift lipsticks.
Nobody goes into the shop to buy a used piece of hairclip.
It just shows there’s a woman in the picture and it is clearly not you.
8. He smells different.
He smells like someone else’s perfume or cologne all the time now, even though he never wore that scent before now.
If you notice that your boyfriend smells like someone else all the time now, even though he never wore any kind of fragrance before, then this could be a sign that he is cheating on you with another woman who wears perfume/cologne with strong scents and rubs off on him after spending a long time together.
If you notice any of these signs, you might want to confront him about it before making assumptions.
You can never be 100% sure that he is cheating on you unless he tells you so or if he actually does it in front of your eyes
But there are things that will raise red flags and make it seem like something is off.
If he denies any wrongdoing when confronted, then at least you know where things stand between the two of you and can decide where to go from there.