Can A Lint Roller Determine Whether Your Significant Other Is Cheating?

When a person suspects that their significant other is cheating on them, there are a number of things they might do to gain evidence, such as snooping through their phone, social media, or catching them in a lie.

But one woman on TikTok used the least assuming product you own—a lint roller—to test for her boyfriend’s unfaithfulness. Now, users are debating whether it’s clever or crazy.

Lint Rollers

A blonde woman wearing a black shirt uses a lint roller on her sleeve.
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Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

You’re about to go to your friends’ house for a dinner party. You wear a beautiful dress, and then remember that the amount of hair her dog sheds is similar to snowflakes falling in December.

And that’s why the lint roller was born. The sticky surface is perfect for picking up unsightly pet fur and lint on clothes, but, one woman found another unexpected use for it.

The TikTok

A TikTok of a woman holding a lint roller with the caption
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

Andrea Lopez, also known as @andrea.lopez44 on TikTok, recently went viral for the unique and humorous way she used a simple lint roller to determine if her boyfriend was cheating on her. The TikTok has over 17 million views and 3.6 million likes.

She captions the post with, “He has some explaining to do.”

Here’s How To Do It

Andrea rolls the lint roller back and forth across the carpet.
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

The TikTok itself is short but fairly straightforward. Andrea begins with a clean lint roller and goes into a room that her boyfriend (and any other uninvited houseguests) would frequent, such as their bedroom or living room.

“Ladies, if you want to find out if your man is cheating on you, get yourself one of these and roll it all over the carpet like this,” Andrea says.

Lint Rollers Shall Reveal The Truth

Andrea holds the lint roller up to the camera and it's covered with random strands of long red hair.
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

After running the lint roller back and forth across the carpet multiple times, Andrea holds it up to the camera and not surprisingly, the roller picked up a lot of nasty stuff hiding in the carpet. What she was looking for was any hair that didn’t belong to her or her boyfriend (both of whom have dark hair), and that’s when she noticed something unusual.

“What the f**k?” she says.

Oh, Damn

Andrea films herself looking at the lint roller covered in red hair with the caption
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

Near the end of the TikTok, the video cuts back to a shot of Andrea looking confusedly at the dirty lint roller—which is covered in strands of long red hair—and the caption “my hair is black.”

So either Ed Sheeran made an unexpected visit to the house, or, her boyfriend is cheating and the red hairs belong to a mystery woman.

Could She Be Onto Something?

TikTok comment: That's actually kinda smart
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

In case you haven’t noticed by now, Andrea’s TikTok was meant to be humorous and she even captioned it with “#prank” and “#funny.”

The video went viral, and it did get people wondering whether Andrea had accidentally stumbled upon an easy and cheap method of detecting whether your significant other is cheating.

Ruined Relationships

TikTok comment: I guess everybody is single after this video huh?
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

Even though it was a prank, some people didn’t think Andrea’s idea was clever. Many said that even if random hairs did stick to the lint roller, they could belong to previous homeowners, ex-significant others, or extended family.

They added that if anything, accusing your significant other of cheating with such flimsy evidence is a guaranteed way to torpedo your relationship.

The Moral Of The Story Is…

TikTok comment: OMG THAT CARPET LOOKED SO CLEAN BUT LOOK WHAT ACTUALLY CAME OUT OF IT
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok
Photo Credit: @andrea.lopez44 / TikTok

So whether you think this video is just a harmless prank, a clever way to catch a cheating significant other, or a quick way to ruin your relationship, Andrea’s TikTok yields one important lesson:

Remember to frequently vacuum your nasty carpets!