Signs your Partner is Cheating, According to a Private Eye

Leaving the house early, staying late at work and unexplained condoms in the car-Not to mention the old classic: lipstick on the collar. They are all signs your partner is cheating, according to Tom Martin, a California-based private investigator.

 Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services, has written a book detailing the 20 clues that most likely indicate infidelity. But he warned people not to panic if they spot a few tell-tales. In his book, Seeing Life Through Private Eyes, Martin said that the Internet and smartphones “enabling easy connections” have hugely changed how people cheat. “The game has changed drastically,” he said. “And technology is 100 percent the reason why.”


Here are the 20 signs people are cheating:

·        Changing habits

·        Leaving the house early and returning late

·        Business trips

·        Holiday or family event absences

·        Excessive overtime

·        Unexplained spending

·        Secret accounts (Instagram, email)

·        Hidden credit card bills

·        Extra grooming

·        Scent of someone else (typical lipstick on the collar)

·        Buying gifts you haven’t seen

·        Unexplained items, such as condoms in the car are a giveaway

·        Joining a gym

·        Missed calls from an unknown number

·        Coded or secret text messages

·        Less sex

·        Evasiveness or defensiveness

·        Obvious lies

·        Prickliness or short temper

·        Hate surprise visits (your unexpected arrival may come at an inopportune time for a cheater)