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How to Catch a Cheater With a Fake Internet Profile

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How to Catfish Your Boyfriend

One of the worst things in life is discovering that the person you love and the person you share a bed with is leading a double life. Cheaters typically give off some common signs that we just don't notice, including spending more time on the phone or spending time “alone.” If you think that your significant other is cheating on you on a dating site or social networking site, you can catch that cheater with a fake profile. This is known as catfishing.

Signs of Online Cheating

Before you assume that your boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating on you, you should look for some signs of the cheating. Someone who cheats online will likely have multiple accounts and usually at least one account that you never saw. You can search for his email address, phone number or usernames that he used in the past.

Cheaters who use their normal social networking profile will exhibit some signs. You might notice that he keeps his friends hidden or suddenly begins adding new friends that you do not know. You might also notice that comments disappear from his page, as if he deleted them before you could see.

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Creating a Fake Profile to Catch a Cheater

If you want to catch your cheater in the act, you need to create a profile that appeals to him. You want to make a profile that has something to catch his interest, such as an obscure band that he likes, quotes from his favorite movie or pictures of his favorite sports team. Make sure that you do not make your profile exactly like him, as this might seem suspicious.

Also, do not use any email address that he knows about. If you create a profile using your personal email account or work account, he will quickly learn the truth. The same thing applies to your username. Choosing a username that you use on your email or another social networking site is a surefire clue that you aren't someone new.

Finding Photos

With people uploading new photos on a daily basis, you cannot get by with animated images or images generic images. You need to find pictures of someone who you think your boyfriend or girlfriend would like. You can find these photos from almost anywhere, including social networking sites and online photo hosting sites.

One of the best things to do is to use photos from a close friend who he never met. If you live in Florida and a friend from college lives in Oregon, ask her if you can borrow some photos for a few weeks.

Take Your Time

Catching a cheater with a fake profile is not a fast process. You need to take your time so that it doesn't look like you suddenly created a profile. Add a few new friends, comment on other pages and let others comment on your page. After you have what looks like an established profile, you can make first contact.

Catch That Cheater

Catch that cheater by sending him a short message that makes a funny or cute comment on something found on his page, including his photos. Once he responds, send a friend request. He most likely will not do anything appropriate in the first few days or even weeks. Slowly increase the flirty tone in your messages, chat with him online or even ask him about his girlfriend. Before long, you will give him enough rope to hang himself. After he suggests a meeting or does anything inappropriate, reveal who you are or confront him in person. Though it might sound painful, catching a cheater now will save you heartache in the future.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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