Why Do Cheaters Lie When Caught (Find Out Now)

Why Do Cheaters Lie When Caught

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People cheat for different reasons. There are a few reasons why cheaters lie when caught.

People lie when they are caught because they want to escape the consequences. They don’t want to be judged and they don’t want to be punished. They also lie because they feel like it’s the only option left for them.

The first reason is that they want to avoid the consequences of their actions. If they are honest about what they did, they will likely face punishment from their partner or from the law.

The second reason is that liars think that they can get away with it if they deny it. They believe that their partner will not be able to prove that they cheated and that they will be able to get away with it.

The third reason is that some people are just plain dishonest and will lie about anything to get what they want. 

We will now take a look at the 6 types of cheaters and why they cheat to understand what is going on in your relationship. But remember, it’s not your fault. This is on them!

6 Types Of Cheaters

The Hunter Cheater.

A hunter cheater is a person who looks for weak, low-self-esteem people to prey on. They have a profile, a type of person they want, and this is purely a game for them.

They are masters of manipulation and can lure you in with their charm before you even realize what’s happening. The hunter cheater’s goal is to win you over, and make you feel like a thousand dollars but once the game has been won they will drop that person and move on to the next target unless there is some kind of bigger game being played.

The Hero Cheater.

This person is a saviour. The hero cheater comes into your life to resuscitate you, be amazing, show you that you are worthy, and be the nice guy or girl seducing you along the way. They are intentional about it, too.

They want to pull you in and get you close in order to build a relationship with you. They will say things like “I’m a good person” and “I can’t do this anymore.” When you hear this, they’re about to exit the relationship.

The Wounded Cheater.

The victim is someone who sits on their own and complains about their life or relationship. They are looking for someone to rescue them from their bad relationship, when in fact they are duping that person and manipulating them into becoming the hero, this is part of their process.

The Opportunist Cheater.

The opportunist cheater is an individual who may be in a relationship with someone. They are likely not hiding their cheating, but instead, they are using it as a thrill. This type of cheater will do anything to obtain the pleasure they desire.

The Professional Cheater.

Professional cheater is people who are choosing to stay married and cheat but with the help of a professional. They pay for these services because it’s the only way of relieving their desire for secrecy and knowing that they’re not going to get caught.

With more and more people cheating on their spouses, it’s become the norm. More and more people are finding that they don’t need to be in an unhappy marriage to do so.


This person is addicted to sleeping with people they are addicted to finding the next person to cheat with the thrill of the chase and the end goal. They do this because they are addicted to the high and don’t care for the other person’s feelings.

Questions And Answers

1. What is cheating?

The definition of cheating according to Wikipedia dictionary is “to deceive or trick someone by hiding the truth or making a false story”

2. What are the consequences of getting caught cheating in a relationship?

There are many potential consequences of getting caught cheating. Cheating can lead to a loss of trust, the family unit, finances, and respect from others.

3. How can you avoid getting caught cheating?

The best way to avoid getting caught cheating is to not cheat in the first place.

4. What are some signs that someone is cheating?

There are many signs that someone may be cheating, but some common ones are if they are suddenly secretive or evasive about their whereabouts, if they start using a new phone or email account that you don’t know about, or if they are suddenly spending more money than usual. Please check out this article on “how to know if your husband is cheating” for more information on cheating.

5. What should you do if you suspect someone of cheating? 

The best course of action if you suspect someone of cheating would be to speak to them directly about your concerns.

5. What are the benefits of lying when you are caught cheating?

The benefits of lying when you are caught cheating are that you can avoid being punished and you can continue to cheat without being caught.

6. Does lying make the situation better or worse?

Lying generally makes the situation worse because it creates an atmosphere of distrust and can lead to further lies to cover up the first lie.


The bottom line is that cheaters will lie when they are caught because they are trying to protect themselves. They are trying to avoid taking responsibility for their actions and they are also trying to avoid the consequences that come with being caught. Cheaters will lie because it is in their best interest to do so. For more information on this topic, please see more articles here.

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor Body Language Expert