How Cheaters Use the Internet to Seek New Romance

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Are you in a relationship and lacking trust? If you are, cheating may be a big concern for you. After all, cheating is an issue that many of us have been affected by, whether directly or indirectly. You may have been cheated on in the past or you may have known someone else who has been. The sad thing is that cheaters are getting more and more savvy.

If you suspect that your partner is cheating on you, they may be using the internet to do so. Why? Because the internet has made it very easy for cheaters to seek new romance. Not only is the internet making online affairs easy and convenient, but many cheaters think the internet makes it harder to get caught. Unfortunately for them, it’s very easy to trace their steps.

Social Media

Men use a variety of internet platforms to do the deed. One of those is social networking websites. Keep in mind that, just because your partner uses a social networking website, it does not mean that they are cheating on you. They may just be interested in connecting with friends. However, if you’re already suspecting foul play, be cautious. If you can’t see their profile, or you see limited activity, they could be blocking you from seeing what they really do online.

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Dating websites are also how many cheaters use the internet to seek find new partners online. Unfortunately, dating websites are more risky than social networking websites. If your husband or boyfriend uses an online dating site, they may have the intention of actually meeting the person they connected with on the site. This is when an affair stops becoming just an emotional affair and starts becoming a physical affair. If you ever find that your partner is using an online dating website, be aware because there is a good chance that they are cheating on you or that they intend to start soon.

Browser History

The internet does make it easier for cheaters to start romances online, but it is also relatively easy to catch a cheater online. To get started, check their computer’s browser history (if you have access to it!). To do so, open up a new internet explorer window. Their browser history will tell you all of the websites they’ve visited in the past few days. Be suspicious of no information, as it may mean that the history was purposely cleared to prevent you from finding things.


A keylogger program, also occasionally referred to as a keyword tracker, can also be installed on the computer. These programs capture each word that is typed on the computer. In fact, hackers use these to steal passwords, credit card information, etc. If you think that your partner is communicating with a potential new partner online through email or in chat room sessions, you may be able to see exactly what it is they are saying. These types of programs can be expensive, but they can also provide you with the proof that you need to confirm your suspicions.

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Direct Approach

Lastly, you can also take the direct approach. If your partner is using the computer and acting secretive, ask to see what they are looking at. This allows you to see what they have been looking at online before giving a computer savvy cheater time to cover their tracks. Or, you can just ask if they’re cheating, but only if you think they’ll give you an honest answer.

If you’ve read this far, we just have one final thing to say: if you think your partner is cheating and you’re thinking about spying on them to find out, it might not be worth it. Ultimately, you’re going to do what you’re going to do. But going through great lengths like these could do more harm to your mental and emotional health than good.

Ever spy on your SO to see if they’re cheating? Did you catch him? Let us know about it in the comments below!

By Amanda Lynn

Amanda Lynn is a Make Him Yours XO contributor based in Atlanta, GA.

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