Is My Boyfriend Cheating On Me?

Trust is one of the most important aspects of a loving relationship, but what happens when you suspect your loved one is cheating on you? The thought of a cheating boyfriend is probably an idea that hurts and you don’t want to even consider, but it’s always better to find out sooner than later. If you notice your boyfriend acting a bit unusual and distant, but don’t want to accuse him of cheating without valid reasoning, here are some of the signs you can look out for.

Signs that he might be cheating:

We have a complete article on signs of a cheating boyfriend, that we recommend for your reading. However, we have provided a very short summary here:

1. He’s acting different. If you suddenly feel like you can’t talk to him like you used to because he’s not interested in sharing details of his life anymore, then this could be a problem. It’s especially warning if he accuses you of being overly possessive for asking why he doesn’t want to talk or spend time together- things he used to enjoy with you. If your boyfriend is acting strange and distant, this is something to look into.

2. Avoidance. Lately he’s been declining your offers to have a movie date or meet for lunch. He might leave a lot and give you excuses as to where he’s going. He may leave early or get home late so he doesn’t have to tell you where he’s going or when he’ll be back. This includes intimacy. He might not be totally objected towards having sex with you anymore, but if you notice his sex drive is less than normal, he might be getting it else ware. Lack of intimacy is a major sign of an affair.

3. Suddenly being very private. Say he used to leave his phone lying anywhere and even lose it sometimes, but now he’s got it in his pocket 24/7 and texting constantly or going outside to take a phone call for work. Or maybe he’s only checking his email or spends time online when you’re not looking or not around. These acts are secretive and suspicious and require confirmation.

4. Evidence of another woman. Things like him coming home smelling like a perfume you certainly don’t own or perhaps you notice him trying to cover up bruises on his body. Maybe you notice loose strands of hair on his shirt… At this point you should ask him up front to see what he says. If he comes up with some lame excuse or doesn’t know how to answer, this is practically evidence in itself.

5. He’s cheated on his past girlfriends. He might have shared with you in the beginning of your relationship about his past mistakes, and that he’s a totally different guy now. This could be true; however the term “once a cheater, always a cheater” is more often than not proven to be true.

Learning that your beloved boyfriend could betray you like that can be a terrifying relationship nightmare, especially when you don’t know whether to stay with him after you learned of his sneaky ways. The best tool to use in this kind of trouble is your instinct.

If you suspect your boyfriend may be cheating, the best possible resolution would be to just ask him sincerely. If he’s offended you asked him and gets angry with you, then he might actually be hiding something. If he asks you why you feel this way, maybe he is dealing with other things that have nothing to do with your relationship.

If you think he may be lying to you, read our guide on How To Detect Lying.

Communication and trust are the most important aspects in an honest relationship, so start talking and if that doesn’t work, resort to looking for the signs above and find out once and for all if your boyfriend is cheating on you.

See also, our full list of signs of cheating.

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