Checking the partner’s cellphone

December 28th, 2013 at 9:13 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Husbands and boyfriends, beware. Kiwi women are twice as likely as men to go snooping through their partners’ mobile phones without permission.

A survey of 2144 mobile phone users by market researcher Canstar Blue found 13 per cent had secretly looked through their partners’ phones. Women were twice as likely as men to do this.

People aged 18 to 29 were the main offenders, with 26 per cent of them admitting to having had a sneaky peek. Those aged 30 to 44 were not far behind, on 20 per cent.

I’ve lost count of how many people I know who discovered their partner was cheating on them by checking out their cellphone. Well into double digits. Very easy way to get caught.

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21 Responses to “Checking the partner’s cellphone”

  1. gravedodger (1,426 comments) says:

    I note recently a suggestion that to gain secure transmission of sensitive information, the tried and true carrier pigeon is a possibility.

    Beware if your soulmate becomes a pigeon fancier

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  2. Martin Gibson (206 comments) says:

    My initial reaction is that those numbers appear far too low.

    I generally suspect my wife will have a crack at checking everything now and then, and she confirms my suspicions by assuring me that I’m not organised enough to have an affair.

    Which I’m not, darling.

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  3. kowtow (6,709 comments) says:

    Nanny should pass a law making that kind of snooping illegal,

    afterall they’re legislating all kinds of rudeness into the statute books these days.

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  4. eszett (2,271 comments) says:

    lol, kowtow and his endless supply of mindless platitudes.

    I’d be curious, what sort of “rudeness” has been legislated into the statute books that offends you so much?

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  5. kowtow (6,709 comments) says:

    eggshells

    Read the fucking newspapers,prick.

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  6. Fletch (5,723 comments) says:

    Reminds me of a case a few years back with a man charged with hacking his wife’s gmail (he knew her password) to see if she was cheating (she was).

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-charged-in-reading-cheating-wifes-email/

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  7. Mary Rose (392 comments) says:

    No one ever learned anything good from eavesdropping or spying on a loved one.
    Because doing so means you don’t trust the other person to start with. So even if you don’t find anything, there’s a big issue between you.
    For that reason, while I had nothing to hide, I went nuts when I found my then partner a good few years ago had been checking my emails.

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  8. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Yes Mary when a man does it the fall out can be quite appalling.

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  9. wikiriwhis business (3,286 comments) says:

    Lee C

    The reason for the battle of the sexes. Men trivialise what’s impt to women.

    That’s where the argument starts. Men want to sweep it under the carpet instead of letting the woman air it.

    Fatal.

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  10. Psycho Milt (1,975 comments) says:

    No one ever learned anything good from eavesdropping or spying on a loved one.
    Because doing so means you don’t trust the other person to start with. So even if you don’t find anything, there’s a big issue between you.

    Indeed. If you’re in a relationship with the sort of person who inspects your phone for evidence of infidelity, then:

    1, No surprise if you’d rather fuck someone else.

    2. If you haven’t married them, don’t – the divorce will be very ugly and expensive.

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  11. wikiriwhis business (3,286 comments) says:

    ‘she confirms my suspicions by assuring me that I’m not organised enough to have an affair. ‘

    I was at a Chinese church luncheon on Christmas day when I noticed a young Chinese girl under school age preparing to leave the table. She put all her things together, slung her bag over her shoulder and collected her plastic drinker.

    I was impressed enough to mention her to my neighbour who informed me Chinese women are efficient as.

    I have made a note never to get involved with a Chinese woman.

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  12. eszett (2,271 comments) says:

    kowtow (5,996 comments) says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 11:24 am
    eggshells

    Read the fucking newspapers,prick.

    A Newspaper? The MSM?
    And I thought you despised them and tell everyone not to believe anything they write.

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  13. Paulus (2,296 comments) says:

    Simple, if need be, – erase all your em’s and texts very regularly.
    Not difficult to do. Just press a few buttons.

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  14. Longknives (4,048 comments) says:

    Missus found some naughty texts on your phone?
    Easy to talk your way out of if she is a Labour supporter-
    Just tell her it is all a “right wing conspiracy”, failing that tell her it is “a personal matter” and all the time continually wail to her that “we just need to move on”..

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  15. grumpyoldhori (2,410 comments) says:

    Come on Gentlemen get organised, use a throw away pre pay phone and hide it under the bonnet of the car.
    Oh, your wife checks the oil, you are fucked

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  16. Left Right and Centre (2,394 comments) says:

    Maybe women are twice as likely to admit to doing it.

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  17. chiz (1,095 comments) says:

    No one ever learned anything good from eavesdropping or spying on a loved one.

    Someone I know managed to access my email account last year. I don’t actually mind and I’m happy for her to have access as long as she only reads. I’m not sure why she had a look. I think she might have done it because she has a crush on me – which would be exciting if true – but I’ve misread her before and might be wrong on this too.

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  18. elscorcho (144 comments) says:

    If you trust your bf/gf/fiance/fiancee/wife/husband (the word partner means the guy you are batting with) so little that you are checking their emails or phone, you should break up with them because it’s obvious that the relationship has already reached an irretrievably bad place in terms of trust.

    If my girlfriend demanded to see my phone/emails I’d dump her right then, and I’d expect her to do the same if I asked the same thing.

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  19. ZenTiger (421 comments) says:

    Quote: “I have made a note never to get involved with a Chinese woman.”

    A bit late for that, Len.

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  20. itstricky (1,139 comments) says:

    Funny how you’ve got

    Very easy way to get caught

    As if it’s common place and acceptable. Almost implies you’re doing it.

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  21. Left Right and Centre (2,394 comments) says:

    Now that I think about it – one ex-gf caught her bloke going for it on a dating website. Hacked his account.

    And another one that wasn’t trying too hard to hide anything. The rifling is rife !!

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