Suspecting that your partner is cheating on you is one of the worst feelings in the world. You might catfish them with a fake dating profile or look into their call logs, but that might not be the best way to find if they are playing double games. Their body language can be the biggest giveaway. If your spidey sense is tingling but you're not totally sure, looking out for these body language tells could help confirm (or hopefully deny) your suspicions. Make note!
They are Over-Protective of Their Devices
If your partner gets protective about you peeping on their phone, it could be a sign. They will likely have guarded body language every time you peep on their devices. If they lock the screen and keep the phone away when you are around or if they choose to hold it in a clear way, it could be a giveaway of secrecy. Question if they freak out or pull away when you see something on their phone. If they are honest, they will not hide anything from you. On the other hand, if they are cheating, they will subconsciously have this reflex action and their body language will reflect that they are caught.
They Randomly Smile Looking At Their Phone
If they are cheating, they may flash a smile while looking at their phones. That said, this could be harmless, so do not assume the worst unless they are exhibiting other behaviours. Of course, they can be busy with their devices for work-related stuff, but if they flash a full smile randomly, you have every reason to doubt. Just a Duchenne smile which involves their eyes and their cheeks could be a sign that they aren't focusing. Difference Between Flirting and Cheating: 5 Signs That You Have Crossed the Line.
They Get Nervous When Discussing the Other Person
If you are sure about the other person, your partner could get tensed by simply hearing their name. If they exhibit pacifying behaviours of nervousness like stroking their forearms gently or touching their chest area or speaking more quickly, know that they are up to something.
Also, remember that body language is subconscious and cheaters will feel the desire to be physically close to the person they are cheating with. So if your partner is barely inches apart with the other person or if they are sitting extremely close and making eye contact, something is going on. Cheating Girlfriend: To Break Up or Not to Break Up? How to Deal Infidelity.
They Stay Aloof From You
If they are cheating, they are likely to feel guilty or like the other person better, so they will stop coming close to you. Doubt something fishy if they keep physical distance, stop smiling at you or sit across you with crossed arms. Cheaters usually have closed-off body language towards their partners. That said, this could be indicative of other problems in your relationship and not just cheating. Adultery Not a Crime Anymore! Expert Explains Attractions Outside Marriage, Cheating and Extramarital Relationships.
In the end, take a step back and see if your suspicions are valid. Don't let your insecurities get the best of you. If you don't really have reason to suspect that your partner is cheating, but you start treating them like one, that can cause separate problems in your relationship.