The top 10 ways sex cheats are caught in the act by their partners have been laid bare in a revealing new survey.
Cheating women get found out by their blokes checking who they are calling and suspicious stubble rash on their chin from kissing a secret lover.
Unfaithful men get rumbled by sharing sexy texts with their bit on the side and the smell of strange perfume on their clothes.
To try and keep illicit activity under wraps 16% of people getting some action behind their other half’s back have a separate “cheat phone” for sexting and sending nudes.
Twice as many women as men are prepared to do their own detective work and go uncover to expose an affair.
Women are likely to confess because they feel guilty or have a friend or acquaintance who will spill the beans.
They are also caught by their man discovering texts or sexy pictures they are exchanging with another bloke.
A man’s infidelity is often uncovered is through sneaky women finding secret emails to their lover or when lies are exposed and a cheating alibi is shown to be false.
Women also go through their bank accounts and find suspicious spending patterns.
The results are from a new survey of 2,000 people by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people.
IllicitEncounters.com sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni said: “Phones are by far the most common way for cheats of both sexes to be exposed.
“Only 16% of cheats carry separate phones to interact with their lovers, so all the evidence is there on their phones in the overwhelming majority of cases.
“Most cheats are caught out by picking blindingly obvious four digit passcodes on their phones which their partners guess.
“Always avoid really obvious four digit numbers like the year of your birth or 1,2, 3, 4.
“The good news for cheats that phones are getting increasingly sophisticated security settings with many using finger print and even photo recognition which will make it virtually impossible for suspicious partners to access cheats’ phones.
“Women are twice as likely to confess to an affair than men.
“Men will just carry on lying in the hope of covering their tracks whereas women feel much more guilty about two-timing a partner and will often confess if confronted.”
Top 10 ways women’s affairs are exposed:
1 Calls to their lover discovered by their partner
2 Stubble rash were they have been kissing lover
3 They confess
4 Texts to their lover uncovered
5 Friend or acquaintance telling on them
6 Suspicious spending exposed
7 Cheating alibi exposed by a partner
8 Caught out secretly seeing their lover
9 Emails to lover read by partner
10 Their lover tells their partner about the affair
Top 10 ways men’s affairs are exposed:
1 Sending sexy texts messages or pictures to their lover
2 Partner smells lover’s perfume on clothes
3 Partner checks emails
4 Cheating alibi exposed by a partner
5 Suspicious spending exposed
6 Their lover tells their partner about the affair
7 Caught out secretly seeing their lover
8 Phone calls to a lover discovered by their partner
9 Friend or acquaintance telling on them
10 They confess