How I Found Out My Partner Was Cheating On Me Thanks To a TikTok Trend

by | May 5, 2023 | Out of the Closet

How I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me thanks to a TikTok trend.

I saw this TikTok of someone showing how to discover if your partner is being unfaithful.

Of course, I, the most suspicious person on the planet (and rightfully so,) had to do it.

The trend consisted of putting a water bottle in his car and then, when we were both in the car, I had to give it to him as if I thought it was his. If he said it wasn’t his, then he’s not cheating; but, if he took it then…

The reason this worked is that a water bottle can be anyone’s. It’s not like it was a hairpin or a hoop earring. So I decided to execute it, not knowing that it would backfire the way that it did.

The original TikTok video to discover if your partner is cheating

The saddest part, now that I think about it, is I didn’t even film it. Who does a prank without filming it?

The truth is, I thought, and hoped, he would just say, “that’s not mine, it’s yours”, or something on that note… So I didn’t even see the point of filming it! Very stupid of me, I know! But I will just tell you because sadly, I remember our conversation word by word. 

We were in his car and I said:

“Here, you dropped your bottle,” I said, innocently.

He looked at me and after a good five seconds (which doesn’t sound like a lot, but at the moment it felt like an eternity).

“Oh yeah, of course, thanks.”

My heart dropped to the pit of my stomach.

There is no way in hell he just said that! I thought in my head.

So I carried on with the “prank”, and I said: “I’ve never seen this bottle before, where did you get it from?”

At this point I swear he was sweating buckets… He couldn’t come up with a single lie. Looking back at it now, it was hilarious.

How hard would it have been to say, “I just got it from Poundland”, or Primark, or B&M…

Boy, he had so many choices. But as it turns out, he was good enough to cheat without me having a single clue – and yet he drew the line at lying over a water bottle. That took a different kind of level of intelligence. 

Long story short, he ended up confessing that he was cheating on me by accusing me of knowing already, and using “her” water bottle as an excuse to bring it up.

“Oh darling,” I said. “I just bought this from Home Bargains.”

Edited by Imogen Bowlt and  Ramona Gabriela Toderascu

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