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Private investigators say there are five major signs you're dating a cheater

Claire Reid

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Private investigators say there are five major signs you're dating a cheater

A team of private investigators have shared five signs your partner might be cheating on you. Check it out and see if you agree:


The Australian-based group of private investigators going by the name Down Under Investigations are no stranger to cheating spouses or partners - having previously catching people in the act.

And in a clip uploaded to TikTok, the team have shared five signs they think are worthy of suspicion.


In the clip @downunderinvestigations shared the ‘top five signs you’ve got a cheater on your hands’.

First up - and possibly no surprise to anyone who has been cheated on - was lying. The team explained: “They lie about big things and small things.”

Secondly, they become ‘excessively defensive’ during conversations and this leads nicely onto the next red flag - gaslighting. Gaslighting is the term used when someone tries to get you to question your own reality and memories by claiming that you are mistaken or have remembered something incorrectly.

Credit: Antonio Guillem Fernández / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Antonio Guillem Fernández / Alamy Stock Photo

Next up, the private investigators then warned that cheaters might attempt to turn the tables and accuse you of cheating.

And lastly, you’re probably familiar with the expression a leopard doesn’t change its spots, right? Well, the fifth and final sign - according to the team - is a history of cheating.

They then asked their 15,400 followers if they had any other signs they thought pointed towards a cheater and were soon flooded with responses.

One person said: “Sudden interest in their own appearance and weight.”


To which the team replied: “Totally agree! New clothes, obsession with perfume/aftershave, more time showering and washing own clothes.”

Someone else said: “When they guard their phone like the FBI.” Prompting Down Under Investigations to reply: “Very true! ‘What are you hiding?’”

The team also warned about a change in phone habits. Credit: Tero Vesalainen / Alamy Stock Photo
The team also warned about a change in phone habits. Credit: Tero Vesalainen / Alamy Stock Photo

In another comment, the team said ‘the phone behaviour changing is a very big sign’ before adding some specifics to look out for including ‘messaging late at night, taking phone everywhere’.


Earlier this year, anthropologist and author of Untrue, Wednesday Martin, claimed that new research revealed women are more likely to cheat than men.

During an interview with news.com.au, she said newer data was showing that the idea of women finding it easier to ‘partner for life’ wasn’t true.

She said: "The new research is correcting false notions that women have lesser libidos, that women are more naturally monogamous and that it’s easier for women to partner for life.

"Women don’t like sex less [than men] - but they do get bored of sexual sameness."

Featured Image Credit: imtmphoto / Dmitrii Melnikov / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: TikTok, Sex and Relationships

Claire Reid
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