It’s no longer necessary for cheating spouses to hook up in bars, or even to leave the house for that matter. The internet has opened up a whole new world of cheating possibilities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Those so inclined can meet and chat online, and later progress to meeting in person. Unfortunately, internet affairs are a bit more difficult to spot, so read on and learn more about what you should be looking for if you suspect your spouse is stepping out online.

1. People are spending more and more time at their computers, but if your spouse seems to be glued to it for hours and hours on end, you may need to take a closer look. Be on the lookout for spouses that are ignoring other hobbies, activities, and you so that they can spend close up time with the computer.

2. You are unable to access the computer due to a (new) password protection. If your spouse has a work computer or is doing some personal journaling, you should respect their need for security and privacy. That being said, you should never be cut off from accessing a home computer under normal circumstances by passwords.

3. Your spouse gets up at night or stays up late to use the computer. Protestations of insomnia aside, your spouse may be attempting to hiding their nocturnal activities from you.

4. Your spouse acts nervous when you suddenly enter the room and attempts to use evasive actions to obscure your view of the computer screen. Suddenly shutting the laptop, sudden moves to close windows, suddenly turning the computer off, etc are all signs that your spouse is trying to hide something from you.

5. Your spouse is taking steps to ensure privacy while on the computer. If you spouse suddenly moves the computer into a room with a door that locks, or rearranges the furniture to obscure the screen, you may have a problem.

6. A spouse that has nothing to hide won’t find it necessary to constantly clear the history of sites visited. If you access the history and notice that it is suspiciously short, your spouse may be blocking you from seeing where they have been visiting.

7. If your spouse seems to get very annoyed and defensive when you bring up any of these internet usage issues, you may be right to be suspicious. The level of aggravation at your inquiries may seem exaggerated and out of proportion if they are indeed guilty of something.

Taken one at a time or in isolation, none of these warning signs are fail-proof indicators of cheating. If there are more than one, however, you may need to pay more attention to what is going on with that computer. If you already know that your spouse is cheating, speak to a divorce attorney, like Kleveland Law, to find out what steps to take next.