Here is a scenario: Your spouse forgets his smartphone on the dining room table. All of a sudden it hits you that you have at least a good five to 10 minutes to check his emails, chats, text messages and more with just a swipe of the finger. Would you look? Or have you ever looked? If you are nodding in agreement, you are definitely not alone. According to a 2013 study conducted in the UK and reported in the Telegraph, 34 percent of female respondents admitted they had checked their partner or ex-partner’s cell phone without their knowledge. But before you start feeling guilty about these figures, take a look at the research findings for men. About twice as many men, 62 percent, who were in a relationship at the time of the survey admitted doing the same.
While numerous experts have suggested that snooping in a relationship is the worst idea, a number of people have argued it did more good for them than harm. Because just like anything else snooping has its advantages. But how can you keep tabs on your partner without giving yourself away? Here are a few tricks of the trade which could aid you to trap a cheater – or give you a few reasons to trust your other half.
1. Know the Ropes
Before you spy on your spouse, it’s important to understand that limited surveillance is allowed under very specific conditions. This means, it is legal to spy on a man to protect your moral and emotional well-being but it’s illegal to do it for monetary gain. According to a legal expert in the US, these provisions are covered in article 8. It gives all and sundry the respect for their family and private life, home and correspondence. That being said, it is advised you must consult a lawyer rather than counting on this particular article for guidance.