Cheating has been around forever. Some people just can’t respect their partner or are far too selfish to be faithful. It’s no secret that cheating is horrible and people shouldn’t do it, but they do. And the newest way people are going about their unfaithful behavior is by snapchat cheating.
With technology advancing, it’s opening doors we wouldn’t have imagined years ago. More people are connected with each other and while that may sound like a good thing, it’s also allowing people to cheat much easier.
Emotional cheating vs. physical cheating
I know you’re probably thinking, “but they can’t cheat over an app.” The truth is, they can. There isn’t just one single form of cheating. There are several. The main ones you should concern yourself with are emotional cheating and physical cheating.
We all know when someone physically cheats on you, they’re hooking up with someone else. But they can also cheat on you in other ways. When they’re emotionally involved with someone else and engaging in intimacy with them emotionally, it’s still cheating. [Read: How to tell if your partner is having an emotional affair]
How to tell if your partner is snapchat cheating
This trend is one that definitely needs to die. But will it ever? When people can so easily get away with cheating in the form of disappearing images, why would they stop? The truth is, they might not.
And that means you have to be aware of what this form of cheating is and how you can stop it. We have all the information you’ll need to know. Find out if your partner is snapchat cheating and how you can put an end to their unfaithful ways.
#1 They shield their phone from you. There are a number of reasons someone might hide their phone from your view. Some of them can be completely innocent. However, if it’s a regular occurrence and you feel like they’re hiding something, it could be a sign they’re snapchat cheating. [Read: 16 subtle signs he’s definitely cheating on you]
#2 You see they’re on snapchat frequently. If you have the snapchat app, then you know what it looks like. It’s pretty easy to tell if your significant other is on this app. Therefore, if you see they’re on it frequently, it could be a sign they’re snapchat cheating.
A lot of people use snapchat as a means to communicate, but not extensively. That’s why extended use of the app could indicate cheating.
#3 You’re not their number one snapchat best friend. We used to be able to tell who someone’s snapchat best friend was really easily. But as the app has progressed, it’s changed and now it’s not that easy.
However, you can still tell when someone’s your best friend by the little heart emoji. If you snapchat them a lot and still aren’t their number one, they’re definitely sending pictures to someone else way more often.
#4 They’ve been distancing themselves from you. This is true no matter what form of cheating it is. When your partner becomes distant, there’s a reason for it. That reason could be because they’re snapchat cheating.
Although they may not be getting physical with someone else, their mind and emotions are. This will distance them from you and they’ll avoid you more and more. [Read: 20 true signs you’re growing apart]
#5 You hear them snapping pictures behind closed doors. Unless they’re smart enough to turn off the sound, you can hear when they’re taking pictures. Do you ever hear the snapping sound while your significant other is in the bathroom?
This is a big sign they’re removing themselves from your presence just to take pictures. They wouldn’t need to do this if they were innocent. Pay close attention to this sign.
#6 They don’t snapchat you back. This is a huge sign that someone is snapchat cheating. Now, if they don’t use this app very often anyways, this doesn’t really apply to them. However, if they use it all the time and just don’t answer your snaps, it could be for a big reason. They might not want to accidentally send you a snap meant for someone else. So they just don’t snap you at all. [Read: How to stop feeling ignored by the one you love]
#7 They’re smiling at their phones a lot. It kind of takes a lot for people to smile at their phones. Think about the times you do. Usually, it’s when something is funny or you’re flirting with someone. If your partner is on snapchat a lot and is smiley and hiding their phone from you, it’s a huge sign they’re cheating. [Read: How to be careful when sending dirty snapchats]
How to get them to stop snapchat cheating
#1 Confront them about the issue. If you’re having concerns about their behavior when it comes to snapchat, address the issue. Don’t just ignore it or sweep it under the rug.
Having an open discussion about their behavior and how it’s affecting you can change things for the better. Be open and honest, but don’t start yelling. Keep things calm and level-headed. [Read: How to confront a cheater the right way]
#2 Catch them in the act. If you really want to stop what they’re doing but you feel as though they’ll lie if you confront them, then you need to catch them doing it. This is extremely hard to do when snapchat pictures disappear after 10 seconds. However, you may be able to catch them if you’re paying enough attention. [Read: 18 ingenious ways to catch a cheating partner in the act]
#3 Have a discussion about the state of your relationship. If you feel like bringing up their snapchat cheating is a bad idea, then just have a talk about your relationship. Tell them you’re unhappy with how it’s been. Open up about your struggles with insecurity and how you feel they’re not giving you enough attention. This may be a great way to help bring them back to reality. [Read: 10 big problems in a relationship and how to fix them]
#4 Tell them you’re unhappy with their behavior. The best thing you can do if you think your partner is snapchat cheating is to just tell them you’re not happy. Explain what you feel is going on and that you’re extremely upset about it.
If your partner cares for you, they’re going to listen to what you have to say. If they disregard whatever it is you’re saying, then you know they don’t care. If the behavior stops, then this method was successful.
#5 Accept that they might not change – then leave. Even if this form of cheating isn’t “traditional,” it’s still cheating. If they’re emotionally involved with someone else, they’re not being faithful. And that means there’s only so much you can do about that. [Read: 18 emotional affair signs you’ve probably noticed already]
If you’ve discussed it with them and maybe even caught them in the act of snapchatting risqué things to someone else and they still don’t change, then leave. You don’t deserve someone who disrespects you in such a manner. Accept what you can’t change and move on.
[Read: What to do about that nagging cheating suspicion]
Snapchat cheating is still considered a very bad form of cheating. Even if they’re not doing anything physically, they’re only a step away. You deserve better.
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