We happened to stumble on some notes for one of our editrix’s columns in the newsroom today (at least we hope they’re notes for a column, and not something she’s actually using in her personal life, in which case, whoops!). It’s a summary of Maxim‘s March issue’s article: Ã¢â‚¬Å“SEX: CHEAT & DON’T GET CAUGHT. Women Tell You How.Ã¢â‚¬Â
“Famous men aren’t the only cheaters. According to a recent MSNBC poll, one in five people in a monogamous relationship has a side piece Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and that figure includes women. Yet you never hear about female betrayal in newspapers and tabloids. Why? Because we’re better at hiding it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The article lists seven tips for avoiding exposure, summarized as follows:
- Switch the gender: Everyone snoops, even if it’s only a casual glance when a text comes in, so change the gender of your paramour to avoid suspicion. And change the phone settings if you have a phone like an iPhone so the content of texts don’t pop up as you receive them. Ã¢â‚¬Å“If she sees a message from ‘Steve’ that reads ‘I want you inside me,’ you could have some ‘splainin’ to do.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Hackproof your life: If you have had the same password since there was e-mail and use it for all your sites, you are leaving yourself open. Rather than changing your password (changes can be so suspicious), the best bet is to create a whole new account for your affairs. And you need to remember to log out of it every time you use your computer.
- Be available: There is no tip-off like dropping off the face of the earth, so be good about answering your phone, even if it’s just to send a quick text to let them know you’ll call at another time.
- Take it to the grave: People talk. Resist the urge to share. When it comes to affairs, there is no Ã¢â‚¬Å“sisterhoodÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“bro code.Ã¢â‚¬Â It’s every man and woman for themselves.
- Choose wisely: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Perhaps the single most important factor in having your affair go unnoticed is choosing a girl who won’t Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or can’t Ã¢â‚¬â€œ throw you under the bus.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Don’t date your fling: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fuck, don’t date,Ã¢â‚¬Â the article quotes Mara, a 30-year-old financial adviser. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Don’t meet up for coffee, don’t confide in each other about your lives, don’t even exchange numbers if you can avoid it. Just fuck.Ã¢â‚¬Â The article adds: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Emotional involvement makes you more susceptible to slip-ups.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Don’t overcompensate: Ã¢â‚¬Å“You should preserve the status quo in your relationship. Don’t suddenly start lavishing your girl with gifts.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Article via InfidelitySupport.