Isn't always easy to spot a cheater. When you're looking for a partner, you want to protect yourself against getting involved with someone who might hurt you, but there's not a tried-and-tested rule to know who will cheat. Every relationship is different, and people's reasons for cheating are vary too. And, relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW, tells Bustle, that there are so many different of types of cheaters.
"The first type of cheater is a compulsive cheater who really gives their behavior much thought," says Harstein. "They don't have much impulse control or much empathy and awareness of others. They are likely to cheat in their first relationship and many subsequent relationships. However, there are people who are young and a bit thoughtless who cheat early on but not always. They can learn from their experiences and relationships and have capacity to change. They may not always be cheaters. They may also have considered their first relationship to be more casual with loser boundaries but feel and behave differently when in something that they consider more serious."
But while there might be different ways to cheat — and different kinds of cheaters — there are also some habits that cheaters may be more likely to share. So there are some helpful things to be on the lookout for, according to experts.