One of the most unfortunate realities of dating and relationships is that we just don’t always know when someone might be a cheater. If we did, no one would date them, and we wouldn’t have cheating! Sometimes, it’s just not easy to spot the tendencies or character traits that can indicate someone might end up cheating on you; and sometimes a person who wouldn’t ordinarily appear as a cheater is driven toward being unfaithful over the course of a relationship or by random events. We just don’t always know.
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some red flags to keep an eye out for when you’re looking for someone new, or in the early stages of a new relationship. Taking into account common reasons for cheating, general signs of trouble in a relationship, and most importantly your own intuition, you might just be able to identify risky partners, and at least decrease the likelihood that you end up dating a cheater.