According to The General Survey that spanned 16 years, 76% of American adults consider extramarital sex as “always wrong”. Still, 21% of men and 13% of women admit to infidelity at some point during their relationships. Regardless of surveys, statistics, and outside beliefs, most people feel extreme pain and betrayal over the discovery of a cheating spouse. Technology has made it easier than ever to find evidence of that betrayal, but it also makes it easier than ever to cheat in the first place. So then, how can you find out if your spouse is using a dating app?
Access Shared Devices and Check Browser History
Most dating websites also have mobile app options. So if you see browsing history on any shared device, you can be assured your partner is probably also accessing them on the go. If you know their Google or Apple sign-in information, you can access their browser history on any compatible device that way as well. Just don’t hack into a locked or private device on your own because that’s illegal and not permissible as legal evidence. Sometimes the wording doesn’t give the context away for dating or cheating websites, but other times the purpose of the website is completely clear. Look for websites or app history for site names such as:
Hit Google and Reverse Image Search
Hopefully, nothing will show up in the history search. But that still doesn’t guarantee your spouse isn’t trying to get lucky elsewhere. Google can be their worst enemy in that case. The same can be true for any other browser or search engine you or your spouse may prefer to use. Regardless of which search engine is used, run their name, email address(es), and phone number in the search bar and see what comes up. You can also put any profile picture from their social media accounts or any recent pictures you prefer into Google’s reverse image search to see if they’re on any other sites they haven’t told you about.
Join Popular Dating Sites to Investigate
Feel free to investigate on your own. But don’t join as “yourself”. The last thing you’ll want to deal with while confronting your spouse of cheating is for them to turn it around with proof of you doing the same. Create your own fake profile and adjust it to your spouse’s personal and love interests. Type in your spouse’s features to link your own preferences and see if his name or image pops up. Then let the app do its work to connect you.
Hire a Private Investigator
Before rushing into what family, friends, co-workers, or an online connection suggest you do, consider what’s actually safe and legal in your situation and state. Unfortunately, several legal nuances over privacy can come back to bite you even if you find evidence that your spouse is using a dating app. It may, in that case, simply be more constructive and effective to hire a private investigator. Give us a call when you’re ready to discuss your options.