Men who never cheat in their relationships usually display these distinct 8 behaviors

There’s a noticeable difference between men who cheat and those who don’t. It all boils down to behavior.

Men who never cheat in their relationships often exhibit certain distinct actions. They’re not just masking their intentions, they’re genuinely committed to their partners.

Why am I so sure? Well, as Tina Fey, founder of the Love Connection blog and a relationship expert, I’ve spent years observing and studying relationship dynamics. Through my experience, I have identified 8 specific behaviors that men who never cheat typically display.

Let’s dive into these behaviors, shall we? They might just help you understand your partner better or even assist you in finding Mr. Right.

1) They value open and honest communication

In the realm of relationships, nothing is more vital than open and honest communication.

Men who never cheat on their partners understand this principle well. They don’t shy away from conversations, whether they’re easy or hard.

As a relationship expert, I’ve noticed that these men tend to prioritize dialogue. They understand that withholding information or avoiding discussions can lead to misunderstandings or mistrust.

It’s like the relationship equivalent of social proof. When confronted with uncertainties or dilemmas in their relationships, these men don’t just rely on their past experiences or instincts. Instead, they prefer to openly discuss issues with their partners and find a solution together.

This trait might seem simple, but it’s powerful. It fosters trust, respect, and mutual understanding – crucial elements for a strong and faithful relationship.

So ladies, if your man is open to conversations about everything from daily routines to deep-seated fears, it’s a good sign he’s committed to you and unlikely to cheat. And gentlemen, if you’re not already practicing this, it’s never too late to start.

2) They show consistent respect

Respect – it’s such a small word, but it holds immense power in relationships.

Men who avoid cheating don’t just show respect sporadically. No, they make it a consistent part of their relationship.

I remember my grandma used to say, “Tina, respect isn’t just about big actions. It’s in the little things too.” And she was right. Men who are faithful show respect in all things big and small. From listening attentively to your stories to considering your feelings before making decisions, these men understand the value of respect.

As the great Aretha Franklin once sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me”. For men who never cheat, it means honoring their partners in every possible way.

If your man respects you consistently – not only when he wants something or during special occasions – chances are he’s a keeper! 

3) They maintain healthy boundaries

Boundaries – They’re not just about keeping people out, they’re about creating a healthy emotional space for a relationship to flourish.

In my years of relationship coaching, it’s become clear to me that men who don’t cheat are usually very conscious of maintaining healthy boundaries. They understand the importance of personal space and respect their partner’s need for it, too.

In my book, Breaking The Attachment: How To Overcome Codependency in Your Relationship, I delve deeper into the importance of setting and respecting boundaries. I’ve seen time and time again how this practice plays a crucial role in fostering trust and preventing infidelity.

If your man understands your need for personal space, respects your boundaries, and sets his own, it’s a good indicator that he’s committed to you and cherishes your relationship. And if you’re looking to understand more about this, I invite you to check out my book. It’s packed with insights and practical tips to help foster healthier relationships.

4) They’re comfortable with vulnerability

This one might surprise you – men who don’t cheat are often comfortable with being vulnerable.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Vulnerable? That doesn’t sound like the typical ‘strong man’ image we often see!” And you’re right, it’s not.

In our society, we often associate vulnerability with weakness. But in reality, it takes a great deal of strength and courage to open up and expose our innermost feelings and fears.

Men who never cheat understand this. They’re not afraid to show their partners their authentic selves, warts and all. They realize that this honesty fosters a deeper emotional connection, which is far more satisfying than any fleeting physical attraction outside the relationship.

If your man is willing to share his deepest fears, dreams, and emotions with you, he’s showing a level of commitment that’s rare and precious. It’s a sign that he values your relationship more than superficial appearances or societal norms. And that’s a strong indication he’ll stay faithful.

5) They actively express their love

Expressions of love aren’t just about grand gestures on Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. For men who never cheat, it’s a daily commitment.

These men understand that love is an action, not just a feeling. They don’t just tell their partners they love them; they show it through their actions, whether that’s doing little things like making coffee in the morning or supporting them during tough times.

I remember when my dad used to leave little notes for my mom around the house. It wasn’t anything extravagant, but those notes were his way of expressing his love daily. It’s those small, consistent acts that make a significant impact.

If your man is making a daily effort to express his love for you, both in words and actions, it’s a good sign he’s committed to you and your relationship. And who knows, you might just find hidden notes of your own around the house!

6) They confront their own flaws

Let’s be brutally honest here – no one is perfect, not even the men who never cheat. They have flaws, make mistakes, and sometimes mess up. But here’s the difference – they own up to their imperfections.

These men don’t ignore or deny their weaknesses. Instead, they openly acknowledge them and strive to grow and improve. They know that pretending to be perfect can create unrealistic expectations and unnecessary pressure, which can strain a relationship.

It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being real and working on becoming a better version of oneself every day.

7) They value their partner’s happiness

It’s often said that “Happy wife, happy life”. While it may sound cliché, there’s a great deal of truth in this saying.

Men who never cheat don’t just focus on their own happiness. They genuinely care about their partner’s happiness, too. It’s not just about them; it’s about both partners growing and flourishing together.

I remember an old college friend of mine who would always ensure his girlfriend was having a good time, even if it meant missing out on his favorite sports game. He once told me, “Tina, her smile is more important to me than any game.”

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” If your man prioritizes your happiness and does little things to bring a smile to your face, it’s a sure sign he treasures your relationship and is less likely to jeopardize it by cheating.

8) They don’t avoid conflicts

Let’s face it, conflicts are inevitable in any relationship. But how you deal with them can make all the difference.

Men who never cheat don’t shy away from conflicts. Instead, they face them head-on. They understand that sweeping issues under the rug doesn’t solve anything; it only builds resentment and creates a breeding ground for infidelity.

These men believe in addressing issues openly, honestly, and respectfully. They know that arguments can lead to growth and a deeper understanding of each other if handled correctly.

If your man is willing to navigate through conflicts with you, instead of avoiding them or seeking solace elsewhere, it’s a good indication he’s committed to the relationship. Remember, it’s not about never having disagreements; it’s about resolving them in a way that strengthens your bond, rather than breaking it.

Final Thoughts

In the end, it’s important to remember that these behaviors aren’t guaranteed indicators of a man who will never cheat, but they’re certainly positive signs of commitment and respect.

Healthy relationships thrive on trust, respect, communication, and mutual growth. If you see these behaviors in your man, cherish them. And if you’re a man reading this, strive to cultivate these behaviors. They’ll not only make your relationship stronger but also enrich your own personal growth.

For more insights on building strong and healthy relationships, don’t hesitate to check out my book Breaking The Attachment: How To Overcome Codependency in Your Relationship. It’s full of practical tips and advice that can help you navigate through the complexities of love and attachment.

Remember, it’s not about being perfect; it’s about being honest, respectful, and committed to growing together. Here’s to healthier and happier relationships!

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Tina Fey

I'm Tina Fey, the founder of the blog Love Connection. I've extremely passionate about sharing relationship advice. I've studied psychology and have my Masters in marital, family, and relationship counseling. I hope with all my heart to help you improve your relationships, and I hope that even if one thing I write helps you, it means more to me than just about anything else in the world. Check out my blog Love Connection, and if you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter

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