Victoria Milan – a leading dating website for attached people looking to cheat – hopped between the sheets with 4,256 of its actively cheating female members to find out the best ways to cover up a secret affair by finding out what the top ten tell-tale signs of infidelity are.
Acting secretly with the cellphone, being overly concerned with appearance and making plans alone or with friends you've never heard of before are all classic signs that something naughty is afoot.
According to the Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, the results give first time cheaters a good idea of how their behaviour can be interpreted – and get them into trouble.
'While Victoria Milan can help protect your identity online – even redirecting the site to somewhere neutral when your partner walks in via a panic button – we can't guarantee your behaviour offline won't be suspicious. This invaluable advice from more experienced female cheaters will help new cheaters to avoid obvious tell-tale signs of adultery," Mr Vedal said.
Experts from VM found that the low-end results were in line with their predictions based on existing data. Rejecting sex with a partner is not an especially tell-tale sign for female cheaters because most men in all kinds of relationships report that they have higher sexual expectations from their relationship than do their female partners. Of course this may be mistaken--especially if their partners are seeking sexual fulfillment through cheating.
Top Ten Mistakes Novice Female Cheaters Make
Your cellphone is now completely off limits for your partner (21%)
Taking more of an interest in your appearance (18%)
Making plans alone or with friends you've never heard of before (16%)
Being disproportionately excited and happy (15%)
Coming home late from work, and being difficult to contact (9%)
Sudden trend in concealing your feelings (7%)
Being sarcastic and indifferent towards the relationship (6%)
Loss of interest in your partner, and a resulting lack of affection (3%)
Flirting with more men, even friends of your partner (3%)
Losing your sexual appetite, and rejecting your partner (2%)
(*4,256 female members of Victoria Milan surveyed)