There's no definitive scientific method to determine if your love is cheating on you. But there are scientific methods you can use to see if they're being deceptive. These can help you find out if they're being unfaithful.
Researchers at BYU conducted a study to see if strangers could spot a cheater in a relationship. They would have couples work together and answer videos on camera, then have others watch the footage and see if they could guess which couples included partners that cheated. The results were surprisingly accurate.
You can also listen to the type of language they use. Their word choice will give them away, according to a study by University of Texas at Austin social psychologist James W. Pennebaker. He concluded that people use certain types of words when they're lying.
According to the study, dishonest people use fewer words like "I," "me," "think" and "except." They tend to use more words like "hate," "enemy," "walk" and "move." Basically, the language becomes less personal and rational, and more defensive.
Do you ever overthink something? It never ends up well, does it? Turns out, it's because humans are naturally bad judges of character. When trying to determine lies, you need to think about it the right way.
Turns out, the best way to think is by doing it subconsciously while you focus on something else. A study concluded that unconscious processes improve lie detection. The study had students watch strangers give testimonies, and the students were better at picking out which were untrue when given time to think about something else.
Take your mind off of it. It will always be processing in the back of your head.
Does your significant other ignore you in order to check their Facebook or Twitter? This alone would obviously be a red flag for the relationship. But recent research shows that it could lead to infidelity.
In his study, FSU researcher Russell Clayton observed nearly 600 Twitter users. He found the ones that used it more often were more likely to get into arguments and even cheat. It hasn't been proven that the act of using it more often caused the indiscretions, but there is certainly a correlation between the two.
This study indicates that changes in language patterns, facial expressions and body language can be a sign of duplicitous behavior. It could mean they are nervous around you for some reason. Lying is stressful, and their body often gives them away.
You may also be able to spot a cheater by what they don't say. According to The Body Language Of Liars, inability to speak is an indicator of dishonesty. This is because when nervous, our body is very poor at producing saliva.
Personal attacks are another sign of a lie, according to Spy The Lie, written by former CIA agents. This is a tactic used to divert attention from yourself when asked a question. It's a means to distract and to stall.
Finally, the classic method for stalling for time to come up with an excuse is repeating the question. A study showed conclusively that people who lie tend to repeat themselves in an attempt to buy themselves time.
Again, there is no surefire scientific method to prove your loved one is cheating on you. But these methods do make it easier to help determine if they aren't being completely truthful, which is an issue in and of itself.