A survey conducted by The Voice on its Facebook page has revealed that most men want proof when told: “the baby is yours.”
An overwhelming 81% of men who responded to the question “Would you ask for a DNA paternity test to ascertain whether a baby is yours?” answered yes.
From their comments, the men said a paternity test is the best route to avoiding being duped into taking care of another men’s baby. “I will ask for it (test) because women are tricky,” shared Tshepo Nsala.
The survey, which also asked women how they would reacted if their men wanted a paternity test, showed that the men have about one in four chances of getting both the test and also getting the boot.
“I would feel like he is implying that I am a slut. But yes, I will let him get the test. But after the results come back positive he can get stepping,” responded Olerato Daphne Mosumo who is supported by Aobakwe Nkwane: “If he needs its, it is over between us!
He is implying that I may have cheated on him, damn!
That means he doesn’t trust me. So how can we have a relationship where there is no trust? That would make me sick and angry!”
Despite the 25% who will give the test together with ending the relationship, 39% of women are willing to agree to their partners’ request for the test. “It is a good thing. Our brothers are being lead to support other men’s children. I wouldn’t have a problem with the DNA test,” said Carly Mabechu.
Reader’s share their experiences on DNA paternity tests.
Gaedupelele Lovemore: I have experienced that. Imagine you support a child for more than 10 years only to find through a DNA test that the child is not yours. I will never trust a lady, she can have numerous partners and then when the child comes she plays a guessing game to determine the father.
Thato Gaosego: My baby’s dad denied the child was his so we took the test. Then the results showed it was his. Since he had denied being the father, he was by the court to be irresponsible and I was given full custody of my son.
Ophaketse Ramakapu: There is nothing more hurtful than being wrongly accused to have fathered a baby. When someone thinks you are gullible they pin the baby on you. I was a victim of such but luckily God was by side and the lady was ashamed to find that the test revealed the truth. Some women are just criminals obtaining by false pretence.
For Him: Would you ask for a DNA paternity test to ascertain whether a baby is yours?
No: 12 %
For Her: How would you react if you were asked for a DNA paternity test?
Would agree to test: 39%
Do test and end relationship: 25%
Not Trusted, Betrayed and Hurt: 19%
Would not do it: 13%
Don’t Know: 1%