A change in intimacy is one of the six most common signs of a cheating spouse, a new survey has revealed.
PInow.com, a trusted network of American private investigators, has released a study on what private investigators say are the most common signs of a cheating spouse.
“Infidelity is an unfortunate occurrence in many marriages,” PInow co-founder Trent Carlyle said. “And though extensive statistics exist, private investigators have never been consulted about what their experience has revealed about infidelity.”
Private investigators explained that an increase or decrease in intimacy and affection levels is the most prominent indicator of infidelity.
The second sign is suspicious phone habits. Whether it’s walking out of the room for a conversation with someone who had the “wrong number” or deleting text messages, investigators agree that suspicious phone habits are a major sign of infidelity.
The third sign is changes in appearance. Investigators say that if a spouse is changing their style or suddenly taking steps to lose weight they might be doing so for the benefit of someone outside of the relationship.
Another sign is suspicious internet use. According to investigators, late-night Internet usage and increased privacy settings on the computer generally mean there is something to hide.
Changes in work routine could also be a sign that a spouse is cheating. A recent layoff, new job and sudden need to work late on a regular basis can be a sign of cheating.
An equally important indicator is changes in bathing habits. Along with a change in appearance, investigators say that using a new cologne and showering immediately upon arriving home is another common sign of infidelity.
The study also presents additional statistics from The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Indiana University, Business Week, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
It emerges that when infidelity is present in relationship, 55% of the time the husband cheats, while 45% of the time it’s the wife.
It also emerges that 74% of husbands and 68% of wives would have an affair if they knew they wouldn’t get caught.
And to confirm the women’s sixth sense, the study shows that wives who suspect their husbands are cheating are correct 85% of the time, while husbands who suspect their wives are cheating are correct only 50% of the time.