Unfortunately, these days we can’t actually know if someone is going to cheat on us on the first date. Even when we are sure that someone is a good guy, he might turn his back on us.
Cheaters don’t even think about how their actions might affect their partners and that it is the most disrespectful thing they can do.
Even at times when they know that cheating will destroy their relationship, they still go for it.
So why is a one-time cheater different from someone who will cheat multiple times?
Well, let me tell you that even if you do have one cheat-pass for your partner or if you would leave him instantly if you knew that he cheated, sometimes it’s good to know the difference.
A one-time cheater is very unique in his character, so you should know whom you’re dealing with. Because, believe it or not, ‘once a cheater always a cheater’ isn’t always the truth.
1. He doesn’t try to hide it
The fact is that if your partner is cheating, he’ll try to hide it, so he can do it again. But if he is a one-time cheater, then you will see something different.
A one-time cheater doesn’t try to hide it from you! The feeling of guilt is so strong that he can’t hide it from you.
He knows that he has deceived you, so he wants to be honest and tell you what he has done.
2. He won’t expect you to forgive him
Men who cheat multiple times think that they are too good for you to leave them, so they tell you that you should forgive them.
But a one-time cheater is someone who knows how much it hurts, and he will apologize and tell you how sorry he is…but he will never expect you to forgive him.
He knows that you are too good for him at that point, and if you choose to stay around, he will most likely be grateful for the rest of his life.
3. He won’t tell you the details
One-time cheaters are so ashamed of their acts that they would rather bury them in their minds and never remember them again.
When you ask him about what happened, he will try to explain the situation to you, but it would hurt him too much to continue talking.
He will know how much damage that act has done to you and to the relationship, so he doesn’t want to worsen it by telling you everything that happened.
4. He never lied to you before
Before this act, you didn’t see any signs of him wanting to cheat on you; he never even looked at another woman.
You know that everything he told you was the truth because he proved it to you multiple times.
You never really had a reason to doubt him.
5. He is an emotional wreck
Somehow, it’s always very obvious when a man is truly sorry for something.
It’s the same deal with a one-time cheater!
He continues on saying that he ruined his life with this. He is devastated, and he is crying the entire time. He is a true emotional wreck.
He is most probably crying just as much as you are, and there is a lot of anger inside him that is directed towards himself.
6. He doesn’t justify his actions
He knows that he messed up, and he messed up real good! But he doesn’t try to justify his actions.
For example, a man who cheats multiple times on one partner always tries to tell you the reason behind it, continuing to say how the woman was all over him or that he got drunk.
In the case of a one-time cheater, even if these things are true, he won’t try to explain himself to you.
The reason behind it? He knows that by explaining it he can’t turn back the time and change it, and there is no real reason that can justify his actions.
7. He initiates a conversation about your future
No matter if you decide to continue your relationship or not, he still wants to talk about it.
He will try to come up with ways that can actually help your relationship get better. He will ask you about what he can do to make it up to you.
There is nothing that he wouldn’t do now just to make you feel safe with him again. That’s why he tries to find a way to make things work again.