Some people might call you a sleazeball, but at least you own it. You're a cheater. You have been, and possibly will continue, to cheat on your partner. It's only cheating if they're not okay with you talking to other people and if you're intentionally doing it behind their back, but if you're here, reading this article, then you're most likely a cheater.
While I would suggest to explore polyamory and open relationships or heal the traumas that cause you to hurt people who love you, who am I to stop you from cheating?
By now, you should be pretty familiar with Snapchat, considering it is one of the most preferred apps by cheaters for cheating, and that it's one of the best, yet also the worst, apps for cheating. Snapchat has built up a reputation over the years for being an app known for infidelity and sex, and that connotation has yet to go away; probably because it still holds true. The disappearing nature of the photos and videos you send was what allured cheaters to Snapchat in the first place because there is no trace left behind of what you sent someone, but as Snapchat has progressed over time and made many updates to their app, some liked, and others hated, it's made it easier to catch cheaters if you're not careful.
If you want to avoid the awful situation of your partner catching you cheating on Snapchat, here's what you need to remember to do.
Turn off Snap Maps Location Sharing
Introduced in 2017, Snap Maps shows you a map of your location and all of your friends' locations the last time they opened Snapchat. It's fun to stalk people and see where everyone is, but what's not fun is opening up Snpachat and finding your boyfriend at another girl's house - even worse if her Snap Maps location is on and both your Bitmojis are together!
Snap Maps has gotten a lot of people in trouble, and you don't want to be next. You might've turned on the option to share your location on Snap Maps for fun at first, but if you don't regularly check the map, it's easy to forget you're on it, too. If you ever meet up with the person you're cheating with in person, and you know your partner has both you and them on Snapchat, it's best to turn off your location and go Ghost Mode. Even if you know for a fact that they're not friends with the said person, if your location is on and they happen to check the map and see you're at an unknown location or house and notice that you visit it often, they could start getting some ideas about what you're doing.
Do It When You're By Yourself
An easy way to give yourself away if you're cheating is being glued to your phone when you're with your partner. To not raise any alarms, you should only be Snapchatting the person you're cheating with when you're by yourself, and not while you're with your partner. People can tell when you're paying more attention to your phone than you are to them, and especially people in relationships. Once they see that something on your phone has caught your attention, they'll become jealous, and you'll make them feel like you're competing for their attention. If you do it often, at one point, they might even snatch your phone from your hands because of how annoyed they are and could potentially see what you've been hiding from them.
As tempting and alluring as it is, leave the situation alone for the time being and keep off of Snapchat unless you want to be asked, "Who are you Snapchatting?"
Good luck with that one.
Never Save Messages
This is probably the number one party-fail. On Snapchat, you can tap a message in chat to save it and view later, but saving messages when you're cheating can only bring consequences. While you might be tempted to save a particularly steamy chat session you had that got you super horny with someone, it's best not to.
While you can control what goes on on your end, you can't say the same for the other person. If you notice someone's saving your messages to each other, and they're not ones that you'd want your partner to read and cause conflict, you should stop talking to them. It's best only to Snap people who don't save messages and are on the same page because those who do can use it against you and usually have ulterior motives.
So even if you really like Snapchatting this person, and you don't want to let go of it, you're going to have to unless you want to risk getting caught. Even if your partner never goes through your phone, you'll never know when one day they'll see you have a Snapchat notification from the opposite sex and wonder what it is.
This is a super important one.
If you're going to cheat using Snapchat, you need to make sure the person you're Snapchatting, and you, never take screenshots. Screenshots have caused some ugly conflicts between people, and it's no surprise most of them tend to be from Snapchat. Every day on my timeline I see people getting exposed for cheating, and what are they on?
If you're really trying not to get caught, and save yourself from any accusations, you need to come to an agreement with whoever you're Snapchatting not to take screenshots, and if they can't agree, again, it's best to move on.
Just imagine your partner's reaction and the shit storm you'll put yourself into when someone, be it the person themselves or someone else they've sent them to, sends them screenshots of you sexting another person that isn't them. That could never turn out good.
Delete The Conversation History
Worst comes to worst, just delete the entire message history, especially if you've talked to this person so much that they've got friend emojis next to their name. If you're worried about your partner seeing them, or know that they will look through your phone, you should just delete everything. Even if they don't, I'd recommend deleting everything once they get some type of friend emoji next to their name because then it'd be hard to explain why you talk to them so much.