Few people enter into a relationship with the express intention of committing infidelity. However, the harrowing reality is that cheating is just a part of modern dating. In fact, anywhere from 13 to 16 percent of individuals in their early to mid-20s have slept with someone else while in a relationship, according to research from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Of course, you can’t just avoid relationships altogether in fear of your partner cheating on you. But what you can do is learn the tells of infidelity. For instance, you’ll want to be careful if your partner starts getting overly curious about when you’ll be home, as this could be a sign that they’re doing things they don’t want you to know about.
And if they ever ask you about your thoughts on cheating—well, it’s safe to assume that if they ask about cheating, then it’s on their mind. Herein, we’ve gathered tips from relationship experts nationwide to round up some common things people will say if they want to cheat (or if they already are).