10 Surprising Traits Men Who Cheat Have in Common.


“1. He’s secretive, especially about his phone. He’s on it more often (and often outside), he ignores calls, he changes his passcode frequently or he suddenly starts leaving it in the office or car.”

“2. He’s no mama’s boy. ‘Watch out for a man who’s angry at his mom,’…If he lies or speaks unkindly to her, they have a dysfunctional relationship…Men who disrespect their moms tend to disrespect their wives too.”

“3. He’s insecure. Whether about his appearance (he’s losing his hair)…, feeling threatened can be a trigger to boost self-esteem with an affair.”

“4. He’s forgetful…Cheaters commonly pretend to forget things they’re actually pretty sure of… Rather than mix up your details with hers, he may find it safer to ‘forget’ your favorite restaurant or even your birthday.”

“5. He’s a narcissist. Men who are immature and self-centered, like a spoiled child, are primed for serial cheating.”

“6. He’s less affectionate. Cheating men often forgo hand-holding, pecks on the cheek and snuggling on the couch—while still having sex with you.”

“7. He’s got vices. Whether he drinks too much, dabbles in drugs or has a gambling problem, ‘he doesn’t understand self-discipline, so he believes he can get away with things,’…”

“8. He’s charming. And not just to your mother. If people often observe, ‘He could charm the pants off anyone!’ he may be doing just that…
He does outrageous things that can ruin his career, then tries to charm his way out of it.”

“9. He’s powerful…Studies show that men who perceive themselves as powerful are more likely to be unfaithful.”

“10. He’s critical. ‘It’s a cheater’s way of manipulating you into doubting what you believe and questioning your rights,’…Nitpicking is especially suspicious if he was never bothered by your weight, housekeeping habits or job before.”


Vercelletto, C. (2014, January  31). 10 Surprising Traits Men Who Cheat Have in Common.  Retrieved August 8, 2015, from http://www.womansday.com/relationships/dating-marriage/advice/a7219/men-who-cheat/