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Why Valentine’s Day is the best time of year to catch your cheating mate

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Valentine’s Day may be the most romantic day of the year. But it’s also the best time of the year to catch a cheating mate.

Any cheating man or woman is bound to meet up with their secret lover, the day before, the after, or on Valentine’s Day. In fact, cheaters are almost guaranteed to see their affair partners in person to give or receive the traditional Valentine’s Day gift.

You can use this information to your advantage if you suspect infidelity, or if you already know you have a cheating mate. There’s no better time than what I call the “Valentine season” to catch your mate with his or her secret lover, or to get tangible proof of the affair. And that’s what the annual Valentine’s Day Infidelity Awareness Campaign is all about.

The 2014 Valentine’s Day Infidelity Awareness Campaign

As an infidelity expert, there are three main reasons I started the Valentine’s Day Infidelity Awareness Campaign, which is now in its 11th year. The 3-fold purpose of the annual campaign is this:

1. to heighten public awareness of the link between infidelity and Valentine’s Day.

2. to alert spouses and significant others who suspect infidelity, that Valentine’s Day is the best time to get tangible proof of an affair, and to provide them with practical advice on how to catch a cheating mate.

3. to encourage print, broadcast, and online media outlets to do stories, sidebars, or news segments on this seldom-discussed side of Valentine’s Day.

The theme for this year’s campaign is

Knowing What to Look for is the Key to Catching a Cheating Valentine

Over the next few days, look for a special Valentine’s Day infidelity article blitz in this column ( with details on exactly how to catch a cheating mate at the most romantic time of the year.

What Makes the Valentine’s Season Perfect for Catching a Cheating Mate

There are four things that make the “Valentine season” (February 13 – 15) the ideal time to catch a spouse or significant other who is cheating on his or her mate.

1. It’s the one time of the year when a cheater’s behavior is fairly predictable. Consider the facts below:

2. A cheating husband or boyfriend MUST buy his mistress a Valentine’s Day gift.

3. Purchasing that gift will leave a paper trail regardless of how the purchase is made.

4. The cheater has a 3-day period -- Valentine’s Day, the day before, or the day after -- which he must personally deliver this gift.

A woman who has a secret lover MUST make herself available to personally receive her lover’s Valentine’s Day gift.

These four things will help seal the cheating lovers’ fate.

If you suspect infidelity, or know for sure your mate is cheating and need tangible proof, don’t let this 3-day window of opportunity pass you by.

Upcoming articles in the week-long Valentine’s Day infidelity article blitz will tell you exactly what to do. In the meantime, if you’re considering hiring a private investigator, check out the article below:

For Valentine’s Day, Hire a Private Eye if You Think You Have a Cheating Mate

NOTE: These articles are part of the 2014 Valentine’s Day Infidelity Awareness Campaign.

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*** © copyright 2014 Ruth Houston / All Rights Reserved.

Ruth Houston is a New York-based journalist and infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on celebrity infidelity, high profile infidelity court cases, and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder of, the author of the popular infidelity reference book, Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, and writes an infidelity advice column and a celebrity infidelity column for Ruth also conducts infidelity seminars and does individual infidelity consultations, as well as cruise ship lectures on celebrity scandals and other lifestyle topics. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail