5 Times Technology Helped People Catch Their Cheating Partners

There is nothing worse than suspecting your partner of cheating, and here are 5 times tech helped discover the truth.
Christopher McFadden
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"Cheaters never prosper" as the old adage goes. This is especially true in our modern technological age. 

There are many apps, and other pieces of kit, that can be used to catch your cheating spouse in the act. Here are 5 interesting and very sneaky examples. 


What is the best free app to catch a cheater?

There are various great apps for catching your cheating partner. According to sites like fonemonitor.com, some of the best available are: 

  1. FoneMonitor
  2. mSpy
  3. Couple Tracker Free 
  4. Spyzie
  5. Mobile Spy Agent

How can you tell if your partner has cheated?

"Trust your gut" as the famous saying goes. Your subconscious has a knack for picking up things that are not quite right.

That being said, according to sites like hackspirit.com, there are some tell-tale signs that your partner might be cheating: 

  1. They are wearing new or different clothing
  2. They are hiding things from you on their phones
  3. You can't find them or reach them
  4. There's no intimacy
  5. They are angry and nervous around you
  6. Their schedule is suddenly different
  7. Their friends are being weird

But, it should be noted that just because you suspect your partner of cheating, it doesn't necessarily mean they are. However, at the end of the day, if you are worried, honesty is the best policy; just ask! 

If you have a stable relationship, and your partner cares about you, they will be happy to reassure you. It might just be they are worried about something else like work or money!

What do cheaters say when confronted?

For anyone who has ever been cheated on, there are some very common things that cheater will tell you in an attempt to either deny the allegation or repair the damage after being rumbled. According to sites like bustle.com, some of the most common things they will say are: 

  1. "It Didn't Mean Anything"
  2. "I Only Did It Because We Don't Have Enough Sex" 
  3. "Nothing Is Going On — You're Just Insecure" 
  4. "It Never Got Physical" 
  5. "It Was Just Sex" 
  6. "I Was Unhappy In The Relationship" 
  7. "It Will Never Happen Again"

5 examples of how tech helped people catch cheating partners

So, without further ado, here are 5 examples of times that technology helped people catch their cheating partners "red-handed." Sadly, this list is far from exhaustive, it is also in no particular order.

1. This girl discovered her partner's cheating ways using Pokemon GO!

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Pokemon GO! was all the rage a few years ago, and many players still appear to be using it. But apart from its undoubtedly gripping gameplay, it can also have some other useful functions, it turns out. 

This girl managed to bust her cheating boyfriend when she opened up his Pokemon GO! account. She found that he appeared to be roaming around the high grass in an area she wouldn't normally expect him to frequent.

Using her sleuthing skills, she managed to work out that the area where he caught a Zubat, just so happened to be the same neighborhood in New York where his ex-girlfriend lives. Curious.

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As Pokemon GO! uses geolocation services to monitor where and when each Pokemon is caught, her boyfriend could hardly deny the allegation. 

“She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house,” a busted boyfriend told The Post in an interview. “She found out last night at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then,” he added.

Impressive work Ms. Sherlock. 

2. This chap caught his cheating wife using a drone!

Drones are great for getting unparalleled views of the world around us. But, as it turns out, they can also be very useful spying devices.

In fact, back in 2016, a man published some video footage showing his wife cheating on him. He captured the footage using his trusted, unlike his wife, drone.

His wife met the man she was cheating with near their home at some local shops.

In the video above, the husband says that “she had been getting called in early to work more often in the past couple of weeks, and then I got a call from someone telling me something was going on.

I tried to follow her a couple of times prior but both times she went to work, so I’m not sure if she was getting tipped off or I was just unlucky. So I took the drone up and that worked.”

The couple had been married for 18 years and this must have been heartbreaking for the poor chap. We've included the video above but please be warned that he gets a little angry. 

3. This husband caught his cheating wife on Google Streetview!

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Source: Hitz/Google Streetview

Google Streetview is an invaluable tool for anyone trying to roam the streets of far off places. But it can also be used for some closer to home tasks -- like catching cheating partners.

One man managed to discover that his wife was cheating on him using this amazing piece of tech. She was found sitting on a bench, while another man was laying down with his head in her lap!

Although her face was blurred and despite the fact that the photo was taken in 2013, her husband knew exactly who she was. When confronted with the evidence she had no choice but to admit her infidelity.

Unsurprisingly, the couple has since divorced!

4. This girl caught her cheating boyfriend using FitBit!

In one high-profile case of partners catching cheating partners using tech is this now famous case from last year. Back in December of 2019, NFL Network correspondent Jane Slater, revealed to the world that she caught her boyfriend cheating using his Fitbit app.

She noticed a suspiciously rapid increase in his heart rate and physical activity at around 4 am in the morning. The couple had exchanged Fitbits as Christmas presents in order to track each other's activity levels to help motivate one another to do more exercise.

For the boyfriend, however, this appears to have backfired in a very rough way. 

"He was unaccounted for at 4 am and his physical activity levels were spiking on the app.

Wish the story wasn’t real,” Slater wrote in a post.

What is worse is that Slater was planning to celebrate his birthday at the time. She was blowing up balloons and making other preparations for the following day. 

The story quickly went viral with more than 46,000 retweets and hundreds of thousands of likes. 

5. This woman caught her cheating boyfriend using his Apple watch

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And finally, this woman managed to catch her cheating boyfriend using data from his Apple watch. Neyleen Ashley's suspicions were aroused when she noticed that her boyfriend's Apple watch kept buzzing constantly.

Ashley, a 30-year-old Instagram model with millions of subscribers, had been in a relationship with her cheating partner for over three years. 

It turns out he had been meeting not one, but several sex workers on a regular basis. In fact, after being questioned he appeared to have been meeting other women on the side as well as yet another long-term girlfriend. 

"One day I was home and he was washing his truck outside, I saw his Apple Watch going off buzzing and buzzing and buzzing.

I got curious because I saw a small square that looked like a picture of a girl's butt in underwear and I opened it. In utter shock and disbelief, I find numerous attempts to meet prostitutes at massage parlors, hotels, and their homes.

One girl even said ‘I can’t my parents are home.’ I saw numerous girls sending him pictures on his birthday, and texts from his ex as well. I then decided to take the Apple Watch with me and I left the house and parked by a spot with open land close to my house because I could not breathe." she recalled

 Needless to say, the couple has since separated. 

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