- A new study reveals which states are most likely to use tech to disguise their infidelity – with Colorado men searching most for platforms to facilitate cheating
- The findings follow an analysis of nationwide Google searches, looking at interest in affair websites, common queries and advice, and spyware apps
- While Colorado is the most likely to cheat, Georgia was named the state most paranoid about their partner being unfaithful
- A tech expert reveals the most popular apps and platforms to help you spy on your partner if you suspect foul play
New research has revealed which states are most likely to use tech to facilitate or disguise their infidelity – with Colorado named the nation’s cheating capital.
The study, conducted by technology research and information site Earthweb, analyzed nationwide monthly Google keyword volume to determine which states are most likely to cheat and where is the most paranoid about an unfaithful partner, with volume scaled against local populations.
As well as revealing where is most likely to be unfaithful, the data also revealed which months people are most likely to cheat on their partner. Search terms analyzed include queries like ‘signs of cheating’, infidelity platforms, spyware apps, and general phrases like ‘adultery’.
On a nationwide scale, Americans are searching for ways to cheat on Google an average of 699.7 times per month, when scaled against 100k residents. Those looking to catch an unfaithful partner are less active, reporting an average of 136.9 related monthly searches per 100k.
Some states are more likely to cheat on their partners than others, the data shows, with those in Colorado named the least faithful, with an average of 18 monthly searches per 100k residents – which is two-fifths (40%) higher than the national average (14 searches each month).
Meanwhile, couples in Georgia have the most paranoid partners, as they search more for ways to catch an unfaithful partner than any other state, with an average of 3.7 searches a month.
Sadly, the data also revealed that cheaters were most active right after Christmas in January, as their searches around ways to pull off their infidelity spike – especially in Wyoming, with searches for affair sites like Ashley Madison and Heated Affairs 27% higher than the monthly state average.
Ten states most likely to cheat on their partner
|Monthly Volume per 100k Residents
Speaking on the findings, a tech expert from Earthweb says: “Although trust is one of the critical pillars of any relationship, many feel compelled to take action if they suspect their partner is cheating. This is particularly true during stressful periods like the holiday season, where discussions around family, budgets, and schedules can test even the most robust relationships.
“If you’re concerned about infidelity, take note of how your partner is acting around you. Have they changed the way they behave towards you, have they become cold and distant instead of warm and attentive? Are they spending more time on their phone, or closing apps once you enter the room?
“Remember, a partner who accuses you of cheating could be projecting their guilt onto you, so that’s often a tell-tale sign of infidelity. And unfortunately, some platforms are making it easier than ever to conceal bad behavior, as WhatsApp recently added a ‘lock chat’ function, which prevents users from accessing chats without inputting their password or using Face ID.
“However, tech does exist to help you get to the bottom of a hunch. Apps like Phonesee allow you to track your partner’s phone, while platforms like Spynger allow you to monitor incoming and outgoing messages and calls on your partner’s phone. There are even Facebook groups like “Are we dating the same person?” which helps you identify if your partner has multiple love interests.
“However, it’s essential to act rationally when dealing with relationship issues. Consult your support system for advice and ensure that they’re able to help you if the worst comes to worst. You may also wish to consider counseling as a couple or as an individual if you’re concerned about trust.”