We’ve all seen the old films and TV shows where the woman questions the man about the lipstick on his shirt collar, the smell of a woman’s perfume or a mysterious receipt for an item they haven’t received. But in this era of advanced modern technology none of that is necessary any more, with ‘going through mobile phone’ ranking at the top of a recent poll citing how affairs were exposed.
The survey, which was included on a mobile phone insurance website, asked users who had either been caught being unfaithful or had found that their partner was, how the infidelity came to light. Nearly 2,400 adults in the UK completed the survey with nearly half (41%) saying going through their partners mobile phone was how the affair was discovered.
It seems technology is a disaster for those who cheat in relationships, with the second highest result in the survey being via social networking websites such as Facebook at 23% and going through files on a computer, laptop or tablet ranking third at 13%. Traditional methods ranked further down the list with a mere 11% tracing their partner’s tracks to catch them in the act and just 5% being told by a family member or friend about the affair. Only 2% of the people responsible for the infidelity confessed to their partners.
Of course, the actual infidelity is nothing new, and we have over 35 years’ experience in the investigation industry, helping people to catch their partners cheating. Technology may have made it easier to arrange an affair or increased temptation to be unfaithful, but it has also provided all new measures of exposing an unfaithful partner. You may find it important to have evidence that your partner has (or hasn’t!) been cheating, and this is where Insight can help. We specialise in creating “peace of mind reports” which will confirm or otherwise your concerns. One thing is for certain however and that is that cheating has gone on for centuries and with human nature will only continue.
If you’re suspicious or concerned that your partner may be being unfaithful, if they are becoming more secretive, acting strange or spending a lot of time online, call Insight Investigations now on 0800 14 55 123 for a discreet and efficient solution to provide you with peace of mind.