Cheating is lame and awful and just all around crappy. But still, people do it—lots and lots of people, actually. If prostitution is the world's oldest profession, then cheating must be the world's oldest betrayal.
At least in the age of computers and smartphones and dick pics, it's so much easier for a straying significant other to get busted. If you do get cheated on by a lousy partner, you're not alone. As evidenced by these stories from Redditors, there's a lot of creeping going on. And as shameful as it is to admit it, when it's happening to other people, stories about cheaters can be pretty interesting.
1. Darth_advocate probably dropped her roommate as well as her boyfriend.
I picked up his phone to change the channel on Chromecast. It unlocked and opened the Messenger app where he was making plans with my roommate to hook up while I was at work the next day.
2. The worst part about this story is obviously the cheating. The second worst is that mydemonsonpaper's had a whiteboard in his home.
I stopped by his house to surprise him. His bedroom window was open and she was very loud. I tried the front door and it wasn't locked so I let his dogs in the house (because it would piss him off) and sat on the couch for a few minutes thinking about how much power I had. How I could burst in and do anything... I wrote goodbye on his white board and left.
3. Ash_Britt_Chloe_Spik Caught Her in the Rye. (Oof, sorry.)
My best friend lived in the family's old vacation trailer behind his house (back in the 90's). I arrived with a twelve-pack, opened the door and there was my girlfriend. She was standing full frontal (not a stitch on) and he was in his boxers. Later he told me "Nothing happened." J. D. Salinger had a term for that kind of guy, it was... PHONY.
4. Dude should have had a better excuse for goodnightrose than a bad phone signal in midtown. Who was she dating, the old Verizon guy?
he went to nyc on a business trip and his phone was constantly going straight to voicemail whenever i called. when i finally got in touch with him he said that he was having a hard time getting a signal... in midtown. so i called his office and asked for him and they were totally confused. it turns out he was in another state visiting someone he met on the internet.
5. Trav110 learned the meaning of that age-old expression, "the proof is in the trash can."
Empty condom wrapper at the bottom of the trashcan. Wasn't mine. Goodbye!
6. Signalthree went straight up detective on his wife's ass.
Came home from working a double shift and found the toilet seat up. Either my wife didn't take a piss for 20 hours straight or there had been another man in my house.
Suspected it was her "gay" friend from work. I also knew that said friend was trying to sell his house, so I called the real estate agent and asked the see his place. Right inside the front door, i recognized one of her jackets hanging in the mud room. Proceeded to the living room and bam...right on the fucking mantel was a picture of my wife and this guy.
We divorced shortly after. She ended up marrying this guy...then cheated on him...and now they are divorced. Didn't feel bad for him at all.
7. JimmyTheTemp found an excellent use for that Find My Phone feature.
Was the night of her company Christmas party. I had to stay home and babysit our five year old son (Grandma was supposed to, but she fell and was in the hospital with a broken hip.)
I figured wife would go and then come home early. Turns out, she was planning to stay the night at a hotel so "she could drink and not worry about driving."
I woke up about 3am just knowing something was wrong (never happened before) and checked "Find My Phone" to see where she was. She was with her boss at his apartment.
Pretty much sucked.
8. Pretty goddamn good reason for the_fail_whale to swipe left on her relationship.
He was fixing something on my computer and I was looking on. Phone was on the table next to me. It buzzed. I said "Hey, your phone just buzzed, you have a new... update from Tinder?"
9. Chachicka22's significant other basically handed her the evidence.
His phone was synced to his iPad which he kept next to our bed so I could see them iMessaging back and forth...
10. Thegirlstoodstill's story is just brutal.
He took a job up north because it paid really well. 6 - 12 months, tops. Then he would come home and we'd buy a house together and get married. We had been together for 3 years at this point.
It was hard, doing the long distance thing. We talked on the phone every night. One night I called his room
"Hello?" Female voice. My heart sank.
"Uh. Um. Is Jonathan there?"
"Uh, his fucking girlfriend?!"
She laughed and hung up on me.
11. Cgludko's story is yet another reason why you should never drink and drive.
My insurance agent emailed me. I was on a deployment, and my now ex-wife and my former friend drunkenly wrapped my car around a light-pole. My agent (I know him from college, he was at the wedding) happened to see the two being overly familiar at a bar, the same day as the date on the insurance claim.
12. At least BridgetteBane got the last laugh.
The other woman messaged me on AIM while she was dumping him. I ended up messaging him after she told me it was over and asking how it felt.
How did what feel? he queried.
"How does it feel to get dumped by two girls in one day?" *signs off triumphantly.
13. JustHereForCaterHam's got the hint.
He changed his facebook status from "In a relationship" with me to "In a relationship" with her.
14. Chetanzi's ex-fiance didn't have a very good grasp on how technology works.
My ex-fiancee had both an iPhone and a Macbook. If you know anything about iMessage, this means that he can send and receive texts from his laptop. I was using his laptop for homework (with his permission) while he was at work.
He got a text message from his ex, who he talked with on a regular basis. I was uncomfortable with her since she was 'the one that got away', but she was married and he insisted he just thought of her as a good friend and I chose to believe and trust my then-fiancee. But the text she sent him that day seemed strange, just randomly saying "Just textin to say I love you" or something like that, and it just popped up in the corner for me to read. I opened the messages.
Found hours of sexting messages. Hours. He'd been sexting her that morning even, when I had slept next to him all night and we'd cuddled and kissed goodbye when he went to work. I wasn't home when he returned.
15. AcetotheFace's man was just begging to be caught.
Our Dropboxes merged when I had logged on to mine on his computer and I found a folder named "Specialist" full of naked photographs of all the women he had been sleeping with for the previous 8 years. Apparently he needed access to them wherever he was. And was stupid enough to have the icons be a photo from inside the folder.
16. UnusalNipster had some pretty irrefutable proof.
She got pregnant.
We hadn't slept together yet. I wanted to wait. Told her from the beginning. Said we could take our time and she was alright with that.
17. Smiley199xx is a reminder of just how fun it is to be a teenager dealing with mean girls.
I was like 17, and the other girl posted pictures of them making out on facebook and tagged me in them. The caption was "having a great time with Smileys boyfriend"... yes she was actually that much of a bitch.
18. Grizzw0ld's case is a perfect example of adding insult to injury.
I showed up at her house unexpectedly so I could plan our 2 year anniversary together and found her making out with my friend.
19. Goodtime_jellyfish's boyfriend wasn't so much moving on quickly as he was moving backwards.
So I'd been with this guy for about a year. I knew something funny was going on, but I didn't question it too much. Then he broke up with me the day before Australia Day. I was pretty devastated, but still went to a mutual friends Australia Day BBQ the next day - because it would have been incredibly UnAustralian not too..
So anyway, I turn up, and a friend comes up to me and says: "Oh so how do you feel about EX and NEWGF dating?"
Me:"Uh.. well he moves on quickly"
F: "Well not really, they've been dating for six months.."
Yep. that one hurt. Beer helps.
20. Gizfi figured it out when his girlfriend started responding to other texts more quickly than she did to his. Sometimes you just know.
We use to text all the time when we were not together, so much it would annoy me.
When we went to university we said we'd text less for a week so we could meet people and not spend our time on the phone.
When we started texting again she took ages to respond... Or didn't.
Eventually we met up and we stayed at hers and watched TV together and cooked, but we didn't play fight like we always did, we didn't make the jokes we usually did and she didn't use the nicknames we had. We never called each other by our real names ever.
Then she got a text and picked up her phone straight away and began to reply. That was it. I knew those eyes I knew that smile they use to be mine.
21. PrimeEchoes girlfriend wasn't just cheating, she had a whole other life, apparently.
She had a number of alternate Facebook pages under pseudonyms. One day, one of them showed up on my "suggested friends" and I said "Hey, this girl looks a lot like SO." So, I looked at it. Sure enough, it was her, and she had an active relationship going on with someone else.
I later found two more of these pages.
22. Sweetmercy's husband's email snafu was way worse than hitting "reply all."
On our 20th anniversary, I got an email from him about how much he loved me and couldn't wait to spend another 20 yrs with me. Attached somehow was an email from one of the women he was cheating with, pissed at him for cheating on her.