Let’s get straight to the point: in Australia and all over the world, infidelity is rife. You could even say it’s an epidemic. Chances are, you know someone who has cheated or you’ve been cheated on. We’d be lying if we didn’t say that the majority of our business comes from individuals being asked to catch cheating partners in the act.
In a 2014 study by the Great Australian Sex Census, 44% of people admitted to cheating in a relationship. Due to the nature of our work, we’re convinced that this figure has significantly increased over the last 7 years. With so many websites offering discreet dalliances outside of the primary relationship, this projected number shouldn’t come as a surprise.
There’s no doubt that there’s a large number of people out there who cheat. That’s why we decided to share what we know about infidelity. Here’s 5 surprising facts about cheating that you might not know:
1. Not all cheating couples are unsatisfied in their relationship
According to AshleyMadison.com, over a third of people who were actively seeking affairs on the internet considered themselves as happily married. So, why do people cheat? There are a number of reasons, including:
2. Cheating isn’t just physical
Some individuals consider light flirting as cheating while others draw the line at physical touching. While definitions vary from couple to couple, it’s considered cheating when it involves secrecy, dishonesty, and emotional outbursts.
3. Private investigators can catch a cheating partner in the act
It all comes down to being in the right place and at the right time. Private investigators such as ourselves are able to get indisputable proof of physical infidelity – like holding hands, a kiss, or a suspicious visit to someone’s hotel room or place of residence. And sometimes, they leave the hotel curtain wide open…
4. It’s never a good idea to conduct your own investigation
Trust us when we say that individuals almost always make their situation worse when they decide to grab the binoculars and observe from behind a bush. And there’s a reason why: when faced with the evidence, many individuals don’t think rationally, or they find a way to justify the wrongful behaviour. Furthermore, conducting effective surveillance takes time, effort and patience. It’s more difficult than people realise.
There is also the legal side of things. If you are caught, despite being your partner or their lover you can be up for charges of Stalking and Harrassing.
However, if you suspect your partner is cheating on you, there are a few things you can do initially. For example, using a mobile phone tracker spyware or GPS tracking listening device can help you gather enough evidence to decide that you want to get a professional (like us) involved.
5. Wednesday is the ‘cheat day’
Ever wanted to know why Wednesday is called “Hump Day?” Wonder no more. According to a survey by AshleyMadison.com, most people cheated on their partner on Wednesdays between 5-7PM.