* Wives catch husbands cheating on Whatsapp more than any other app
* Apple users are in second place – being busted via iMessage
* Third and fourth most popular apps to catch a male loverat are Facebook and Instagram
* Less cheats are caught via Skype than any other app – making Skype the safest for sneaky liaisons!
* Survey conducted by IllicitEncounters.com the UK’s largest extramarital dating site
Has your husband got a phone addiction or are they being unfaithful?
IllicitEncounters.com surveyed 600 of its female members who have previously caught their husbands cheating on apps.
Turns out you’re most likely to get caught cheating via Whatsapp (20%), followed by iMessage (17%) and Facebook (15%).
The safest app for sneaky liaisons is Skype as only 0.5% of affairs have been busted via Skype!
Whatsapp may seem like a good place to have illicit chats – keeping conversations segregated from your normal mobile text messages, however a whopping 20% of women have caught their partner cheating this way. If you don’t securely password protect your phone or switch off notifications and hide your apps – a quick Whatsapp stalk and any naughty messages can easily be discovered.
Apple users beware – the second biggest app to bust affairs is the iPhone’s iMessage app – which is often linked to multiple devices such as iPads, MacBooks or even an Apple tv. Apple fans need to take note of where their messages are going to – and how easily these can be accessed. 17% of women have caught their partners cheating via iMessage.
Facebook is a minefield for infidelity, with 15% of women catching their husbands out via Facebook. Leaving your Facebook logged in and unattended can be a grave mistake around suspicious partners. Disclaimer – login details automatically save onto the Facebook messenger app – so unless you delete your messenger account from a suspecting partner’s handset – they can easily switch between their own account and yours.
This type of infidelity is opportunistic and convenient – and more often than not is with somebody you already know. 64% of women who caught their partners cheating on Facebook admitted to personally knowing their husband’s lover.
Adultery on instagram is ripe, with 12.5% getting caught this way. Not only is it easy to spot when your partner has been liking other women’s pictures, it has an inbuilt chat interface that can get you in trouble.
Adulterers might think they’re being discreet when pinging emails back and forth with their lovers – but unless their notifications are switched off a wife might spot a sexy message over her husband’s shoulder if she’s in the right place at the right time. A whopping 10% of love affairs have been busted by popular email app Gmail!
Tinder is the obvious app to catch a cheat, with 7.5% of affairs being busted by Tinder – having this app on your phone when you’re in a committed relationship is a cause for concern. Perhaps a smaller number of people get caught this way because they hide the app well in secret folders and have good password security on their phones.
Messages on snapchat may seem discrete, one minute they are there, next minute they are gone! Snapchat allows users to send pictures or videos which once viewed will self-destruct and disappear off your phone forever – that is, unless you screen grab them. Some husbands just can’t help themselves, and several wives have found shots of ladies on their phones from snapchat.
Snapchat also has a snap maps feature that can track your partners location, another sure fire way to catch them cheating. You can even check who your partner has been snapchatting with the most with friends’ emojis – if it’s regularly with an unfamiliar lady this is sure to set off alarm bells. 5.5% of affairs have been busted by snapchat.
Kik is the favourite app for adultery, a previous study on IllicitEncounters.com confirmed that over half of users (57%) have downloaded Kik to chat to their lovers. Surprisingly only 4% of men have been caught cheating on Kik by their wives.
Find my friends
Find my friends is a tracking app – used to easily locate your friends or family. A favourite for parents wanting to keep tabs on their teenage kids, it’s also one of the top apps for finding cheating husbands. 2% of men have actually been caught in the act this way.
A very small number of philanderers have had their love affairs exposed via Skype (0.5%). A popular video and chat app – Skype also allows you to disguise your phone number by giving you the option of changing the digits – meaning calls to an illicit lover are also harder to track down.
IllicitEncounters.com sex and relationships expert Jessica Leoni said “Every Tom, Dick or Harry is on Whatsapp – just because it isn’t your mobile devices inbuilt messaging app does not mean it’s top secret Sherlock!
Apple users need also to be extra careful when chatting to their mistress via iMessage – messages can show up on multiple devices – which really puts you in the danger zone.
The killer reason men are getting caught out cheating is due to notifications being switched on. Just switch them off lads! Be more discreet, password protect or hide apps and use aliases for your lovers instead of their real names.
If you want to have an affair it’s also best to just keep it off social media – friending your lover online is a sure fire way to getting caught.”
Percentage of Affairs Busted by Apps
Find my friends 2%