by Ruth Houston
Like most single women who are dating, Im sure
youll want to avoid getting involved with a man
whos likely to cheat. After all, he could one
day break your heart. But according to statistics, an
estimated 50 to 70 percent of men cheat on their mates.
How can you tell if the man youre dating is one
of these potential cheaters? Wouldnt it be great
to have this information about him before you get too
Find out If Hes Prone to Infidelity
Finding out whether or not the man youre dating
is prone to infidelity is much easier than you think.
Studies reveal that some men are more likely to cheat
than others because of their background, their past
history, or certain character traits. Using this information,
Ive designed a 7 question quiz that can help you
determine if the man youre dating is a potential
Single Women Screen Dates with this Quiz
The Potential Cheaters Quiz was originally posted on
my website http://www.InfidelityAdvice.com to help married
women find out if their husbands are potential cheaters.
However numerous single women report that theyre
using the quiz to screen the men they meet at dating
sites, and through dating services and personal ads.
Decide Who Not to Date
The Potential Cheaters quiz can help you make an informed
decision about whether or not to continue dating a man,
or how deeply to get involved. By identifying and avoiding
the potential cheaters in the dating pool, you can save
yourself a lot of unnecessary headaches and heartaches.
Rate Your Date with the Potential Cheaters Quiz
So before you fall head-over-heels in love or get too
attached to that new man in your life, rate your dates
cheating potential with the 7 questions below:
Potential Cheaters Quiz
1.Does he thrive on adventure?
2.Did he have a great deal of sexual experience prior
to your relationship?
3.Does he have lots of female friends?
4.Does he have male friends who are cheating on their
wives or girlfriends?
5.Does he have a parent who cheated?
6.Did he cheat in any of his past relationships?
7.Does he feel that infidelity is really no big deal?
What the Answers Mean:
1.Some men enjoy all the suspense, deception and intrigue
that go along with infidelity. Theyll cheat just
for the thrill of the chase.
2.Studies reveal that men who were extremely sexually
active before settling down in a committed relationship
are more apt to engage in sex outside that relationship.
Dont expect a leopard to change his spots.
3.Close friendships with women are a common starting
point for infidelity. Friends can quickly turn into
lovers. The closer the friendship, the greater the odds
that it will develop into an affair.
4.Never underestimate the power of peer pressure. If
his friends are cheating, hell soon be cheating
5.Infidelity tends to run in families. Children of unfaithful
parents are often programmed to follow in their footsteps,
considering infidelity to be the norm.
6.Once a cheater, always a cheater. There
are exceptions, but statistically speaking, if he cheated
once, hes more apt to do it again. His history
will probably repeat itself.
7.If he doesnt believe that infidelity is wrong,
his behavior will reflect his beliefs.
How to Evaluate Your Results
Generally speaking, the more yes answers,
the greater the likelihood that this man will cheat.
But some answers carry more weight than others, so youll
want to take a closer look at the results.
If you answered yes to #1, #2, or #5 (but not all three),
hes a POTENTIAL CHEATER who may very well cheat
on you if the opportunity presents itself. If you decide
to get involved with him, you need to make it difficult
for him to cheat. Familiarize yourself with the signs
of infidelity, so youll know if he starts to stray.
If you answered yes to #3 or #4 alone, together, or
in combination with #1 or #2, hes a COMMON GARDEN-VARIETY
CHEATER who will cheat if he feels he can do so without
getting caught. Your challenge, if you insist on dating
him, is to stay one step ahead of him by learning to
recognize the early warning signs. If you know how to
spot the signs of impending infidelity, you may be able
to stop his cheating before it starts, or leave before
he breaks your heart. Familiarize yourself with the
21 major categories of telltale signs.
If you answered yes to #6 alone or in combination with
#1,#2, #3, #4, or #5 youre dealing with an EXPERIENCED
CHEATER who knows how to hide the obvious signs of infidelity.
The most important thing to do if youre dating
this man is learn to spot the subtle signs of infidelity,
because these are the signs that will inevitably give
him away. Get a good infidelity reference guide, watch
him like a hawk, and try not to get too deeply involved.
If you answered yes to #7 alone ( This ones the
biggie!) or in combination with any others, youve
got a HARD-CORE, HABITUAL CHEATER on your hands whos
probably already having an affair. (You could unknowingly
be the Other Woman.) For this man, cheating is a way
of life. If you dont want to become an infidelity
statistic, leave this man alone. Should you decide to
take on this challenge, youre in serious trouble
if you dont know how to spot the subtle signs
of infidelity. Forget about watching for the usual signs
of cheating. This man is an expert at covering his tracks.
The best thing you can do is become adept at spotting
the subtle signs of infidelity, since there wont
be any obvious signs to give him away. The subtle signs
are the ones he wont even think to cover up. Get
the best infidelity reference book you can find to help
you recognize these subtle signs. Invest in a copy of
Is He Cheating on You? 829 Telltale Signs which
lists practically every known sign of infidelity ( http://www.Is-He-Cheating-On-You.com
) and keep it handy at all times.
How to Deal With a Potential Cheater
If youre already dating a potential cheater, or
thinking about dating one, you need to know what to
do. Even if you only had one yes answer on the Potential
Cheaters Quiz, theres still cause for concern.
However, there are precautions you can take. My special
report, How to Handle a Potential Cheater, gives
you several successful strategies to use. To receive
your FREE copy of this special report which normally
sells for $7, send an e-mail to: InfidelityAdvice@gmail.com
with the words "Potential Cheater Report
in the subject line.
© Ruth Houston 2005 All rights reserved.
About the Author
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston is the author of Is He
Cheating on You?- 829 Telltale Signs, an infidelity
reference book which documents practically every known
sign of infidelity. Ruths website http://www.InfidelityAdvice.com
provides practical advice on all aspects of infidelity.
Ruth also does personal infidelity consultations. For
details visit http://www.infidelityconsultations.com