(NaturalNews) An unmarried and undecided man is on his way home when he receives a phone call from his girlfriend. They've been dating on and off for many months now; she wants a commitment. He's undecided. When he hears her voice come through the line, it's unsteady, but giddy with excitement. For a month now, she has thought of ways to make him want a more committed relationship -- hoping he'd propose. Instead, he's been nonchalant.
This has made her feel unwanted, especially when he goes out for the weekend without her. Desperate to end the tug-of-war game, she's thought up a way to corner him. She is hoping that the big news of a baby on the way will make him think more about their future together.
There's only one way to find out... Her voice comes through the phone a little nervous, yet excited, saying "I'm pregnant." He pauses, as the unexpected news fills his ears.
Little does he know, she had found a positive pregnancy test for sale online... Little does he know, his own girlfriend went behind his back to con him into believing she is pregnant...
Women buying positive pregnancy tests online, coercing their boyfriends
As CBS 2's Alice Gainer reports, this is a growing trend in relationships today. More women are buying up positive pregnancy tests online to entrap their boyfriends into thinking they are expecting a baby. In hopes of cornering their man into a more committed relationship, women are coercing their men with these faked tests. In fact, used positive pregnancy tests can be found all over the internet, at places like Craigslist, up for sale for $20 to $40 apiece.
An unidentified mother from Dallas, Texas, is actually hoping women buy her positive pregnancy tests. One of her buyers even talked openly about her plot to entrap her boyfriend.
"She wanted to trick him into thinking she was pregnant, so he would drop everything so I gave her two tests," the Dallas seller said. "Ninety-five percent of the girls just want to lie to get a man."
Another ad on Craigslist from New Jersey stated up front, "I am pregnant and will sell you a positive pregnancy test. These will be taken right before you're ready to pick them up. Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? I really don't care what you use it for."
One woman from Buffalo got into business selling positive pregnancy tests after several people she knew requested buying them from her: "Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked numerous times for a positive test, so I decided to start charging for it! I will test the same day you want to pick it up! I don't care what you use it for, not my business!"
Women acting on impulses destroy what their heart really wants
Using a phony pregnancy test to entrap a man into a more committed relationship is destined to spell disaster down the long haul, reaping mistrust. Women who act in desperation in this way are thinking impulsively and are actually acting out in a counterproductive manner. Their hasty trap may ultimately deprive them of what they really want down the road -- a stable, long-lasting relationship.
Relationship expert Dr. Jane Greer spoke out about the relationship tactic, stating that this method of coercion is a bad sign for the future.
"If you're buying one of these, it really is a statement that you're not on solid ground with the person you are in a relationship," Greer said.
Tests used for blackmail
Other reasons for selling positive pregnancy tests can be practically harmless or even more sinister. "One girl said she just wanted to play a trick on her mom," said the Dallas seller.
But in other cases, authorities warn of jealous, home-wrecking scenarios.
An Overland Park, Kansas, police officer, Gary Mason, spoke with CBS 2: "For example, if a married man is having an affair and he tried to break it off with the girl, and she became upset and decided to present this fake pregnancy test and demand money, otherwise she would tell the spouse. That would be a level of blackmail."