One of the worst nightmares of a relationship.
It’s not an experience I’d wish on my archenemy.
It is natural to want a trusting and loyal relationship with your partner.
Because infidelity is a painful and devastating experience that can leave you feeling betrayed and unsure of where to turn.
What are the signs he will cheat on you?
How can you tell whether a guy will be faithful or not?
While it is never easy to predict with certainty whether or not a guy will cheat, certain behaviors and signs may indicate a higher risk for infidelity.
Let’s go through some common signs that your partner may be at risk of cheating on you and discuss what you can do if you notice any of these red flags in your relationship.
10 Signs He Will Cheat on You
1. He’s commitment-phobic
Commitment-phobic men may struggle with fully committing to and investing in a monogamous relationship.
This may lead them to seek fulfillment and satisfaction outside of the relationship, potentially resulting in infidelity.
Commitment-phobic men are usually afraid of being vulnerable and may also feel trapped or suffocated in a committed relationship and may fear losing their independence.
If your guy has a history of being in relationships that lack commitment and is even struggling with being committed to you, what’s the assurance that he won’t step out on you?
What will have to change?
Will you be enough for him?
2. He’s secretive
No sh*t, everyone has a right to privacy, and it is not healthy or fair to constantly monitor or scrutinize your partner’s every move.
However, if you notice a pattern of secretive behavior in your man, such as hiding phone or computer activity, being evasive or vague about his plans or activities, or actively trying to keep certain information from you, he’s likely to cheat on you.
A guy who has a habit of hiding things from you is not being completely honest with you, and you need to be an enemy of transparency to cheat.
So if a guy is obsessed with privacy and keeps hammering that a couple should have no business looking through each other’s devices, you shouldn’t let it slide.
3. He’s obsessed with his looks
If you’ve ever caught your guy staring at himself in the mirror for a good 10 minutes at a time, it’s time to get concerned.
A man who takes care of his physical appearance is a good thing, but when he starts getting overly obsessive and spends hours every day grooming himself, that’s not so good.
He wants to ensure that he looks good to other women, so he spends a lot of time on his appearance.
He might even think he looks too good for just one woman.
Yep, that’s the mindset of a cheating man.
4. He has a history of cheating on his girlfriends
They say the only constant thing in life is change.
I agree that people can change for the better.
But if he has been unfaithful in the past, it can predict whether he might cheat on you in the future.
If he has cheated on his past partners, he will likely do it again with you when the time comes.
I know you’re amazing, but if he didn’t value his exes enough to be faithful, how will he value you?
5. He objectifies women
It’s always a good idea to pay attention to how your boyfriend treats other women.
If he is rude, condescending, or disrespectful to women in general, it’s possible he will be the same way toward you.
If your boyfriend constantly objectifies women, he views them as sexual objects rather than human beings with feelings and emotions.
This is definitely a red flag that he might cheat on you in the future.
You can tell this is the case if he gets angry when you refuse to have sex with him and become very upset when he doesn’t get his way.
He might be telling himself that this is what women are supposed to do for men — give them sex whenever they want it.
This means that if he has been getting away with this behavior in the past and hasn’t changed.
Men who don’t respect women usually don’t respect their girlfriends either, which means they might not think twice about cheating on them if they get the chance.
6. He lies a lot
Everyone makes mistakes, and it is normal to occasionally tell a lie, especially if it is done to protect someone’s feelings or to avoid causing harm.
However, if your partner is consistently lying to you or is not being truthful, it’s a problem.
When you ask him about something, he tells you one thing, but you find out later that it isn’t true.
Maybe he told you he was going to work, but then you see his Facebook page and see that he was out with his friends.
Or maybe he said he would be home late from work, and you woke up the next morning and saw on Facebook that he went out partying with his friends.
Lying is one of the biggest red flags when it comes to infidelity.
So if he’s telling little lies all the time, chances are he’ll tell bigger lies later—like an affair.
7. He’s a flirt
Flirting can sometimes be normal and harmless, but if it is done excessively or in a way that is disrespectful to you or your relationship, it surely is a cause for concern.
If he is frequently flirting with other women or giving attention to them in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, it’s a red flag for infidelity.
This is even worse if he has a wandering eye.
He seems to always be checking out other women.
Not just looking but staring at them and looking with lust in his eyes.
If he does this often, his wandering eye could soon become wandering hands or even wandering manhood.
A wandering eye means he’s looking for someone better or more attractive than you.
8. He has friends who cheat
If you notice that your boyfriend’s friends are cheaters, he’s likely to become one of them.
Otherwise, what is he doing with them?
If he spends a lot of time with them, he’ll be influenced by their ways, and he’ll likely adopt similar behaviors.
So if you find out that his friends cheat on their women, there’s no reason to believe that your boyfriend won’t do the same thing.
Birds of a feather flock together.
9. He watches dirty stuff on the internet
Porn is a quick and easy fix for men, so they will likely watch it when bored.
But it is not normal behavior if he spends a lot of time watching porn or looking at dirty pictures online.
It may be just curiosity, but it’s just a matter of time before he acts on his desires.
10. Your instincts tell you
Instincts and gut feelings are not always based on objective evidence and can sometimes be influenced by our biases, assumptions, and past experiences; however, they shouldn’t be ignored.
If you feel something is off about your guy and you can’t just trust him, you shouldn’t ignore your feelings, even though you can’t explain them.
Cheating doesn’t necessarily mean he’s in bed with someone else at the moment.
Cheating is a state of mind that can start long before he actually acts on his feelings.
These ten signs do not necessarily mean that he will cheat, but they may indicate a need for open and honest communication about your relationship and any concerns you may have.