Sometimes these are known as fitness tests, but if you are a man at the receiving end of one, then shit test is perhaps a more apt term. They, along with hypergamy, have been unleashed in the recent past. In fact, they are a tool that women can use to maximize their hypergamous impulses. Acting upon these hypergamous impulses is important to women, so the improvements in efficiency that shit tests yield are appreciated.
A shit test is when a woman will test a guy to determine if he will put up with her shit. The test might involve asking a man to do something silly to see if he will comply. And if he does comply, he fails the test. That is the odd thing about these tests; to pass one must fail. Another method of shit testing is to provoke a man, and see it he will tolerate such provocation. Some of this last method falls under the umbrella of drama, which can if played right provide a two-fer for the women. She can shit test and get the excitement of drama at the same time.
Shit testing can be a real bone of contention among beta men. They have been taught from day one to be nice to women, to be deferential, to be chivalrous even. This is a holdover from the days past. One that society as a whole does not really want to change. For obvious reasons.
It should be noted that also in times past, women were expected to reciprocate by acting like ladies. And a part of that was not shit testing. But with women’s liberation from the old norms, they can shit test at will. It is like placing a wolf pack in the chicken coop.
With modern women, the shit testing keeps up after marriage. Even if one accepts that shit testing might be valid to test a man before marriage (I am not a member of this club), then the fact that she married him would suggest that he passed. The shit tests often continue for whatever reason, be it drama excitement, force of habit, letting her inner bitch free, whatever.
It should be noted that young women are in a position to shit test due to the fact that they posses a commodity (youth and beauty) in high demand, and with limited supply. This is their leverage. Naturally many take advantage of this to the fullest extent and develop habits. Then they get older.