Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian. Picture: Instagram/Kloe Kardashian

Pregnant Khloé Kardashian's boyfriend Tristan Thompson is a 'serial cheater.' Know them, before you date them, writes Marchelle Abrahams.

Tristan Thompson has reportedly been spotted locking lips with a mystery woman in New York last weekend, Bang Showbiz reported.

The 27-year-old NBA star - who is the father of Khloe Kardashian's unborn baby - is seen in a video clip getting cosy with a pretty brunette at PH-D Lounge, a rooftop bar in Manhattan, over the weekend, reports. 

The video clip shows Tristan - who is seen wearing a hooded jacket - chatting to the woman before he seemingly leans in for a kiss, according to the woman who captured the footage. 

In The Affair, published by Jacana, authors Sue Hickey and Philippa Sklaar profile the various types of cheaters and delve into the psyche of both perpetrators and victims of infidelity.

Here are the four basic types of cheaters:

The narcissistic cheater

A narcissist is a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish. An estimated six percent of the world’s population fall into this group. Apparently extreme narcissists will cheat, and in line with their personality they will do so over and over again.

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Imagine being in a relationship with someone who needs constant attention and adoration. These are the building blocks for new love, but it’s not sustainable in a stable, adult relationship.

There are four different types of cheaters. Picture: The Blue Diamond

They believe that the rules of monogamy don’t apply to them because of their failure to empathise with others. And yes, you may ask yourself “why would anyone get involved with someone like that?”

The warning signs:

  • Preoccupation with themselves
  • Struggle to show empathy for others
  • Feel no guilt about the consequences of cheating
  • Constant need for adulation
  • Think they are superior to others

The sexual predator

Otherwise known as a serial womaniser, the sexual predator needs to conquer women for sex and the thrill of every new sexual victory. But don’t be under the illusion that this label applies to men only. Women can also be sexual predators, seeking out new conquests and finding themselves constantly attracted to unavailable men.

She sees her conquest’s partner as being inferior to her and feels no shame declaring that other women are jealous of her. The male predator uses money as his bait, while the female uses her sexual prowess to hook her victim.

In The Affair, published by Jacana, authors Sue Hickey and Philippa Sklaar profile the various types of cheaters and delve into the psyche of both perpetrators and victims of infidelity.

The romance addict

Romance addicts are addicted to the idea of love and not the person. They are consumed with feelings of love and the pain of longing.

Normally these types are serial cheaters with no sense of how their relationship will function in the real world. Instead they believe in the fantasy of spiritual connections and soul mates. They see themselves as martyrs and resent their spouse and children for failing to understand the sacrifices they have made for true love.

It all comes crashing down when the object of their affection fails to telepathically understand their every need.

The warning signs:

  • Shows intense feelings of love
  • Addicted to the anticipation of a sexual relationship
  • Yearns for excitement and seduction
  • Lives in a world removed from reality
  • Shows no remorse for consequences or pain

The opportunistic cheater

If given the opportunity to cheat on your spouse with the guarantee of not getting caught, would you do it? It’s a question that many might not answer honestly. Unfortunately it’s in our nature to cheat because the opportunity presents itself and the chances of facing the consequences are slim.

Most opportunistic cheaters blame the shortcomings of their relationship as the reason for them going astray. Examples of this are men claiming the sex is no longer exciting or women blaming the lack of emotional intimacy. They don’t want to yearn, they just want to be satisfied and fall carelessly into opportunities that present themselves.

The warning signs:

  • Blames shortcomings of marriage on partner
  • Doesn’t believe they’ll get caught out
  • Never has the initial intent to risk their marriage
  • Sees the affair as taking a break from real life
  • Knows their behaviour is a transgression