How to Deal With a Gold Digger
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a gold digger as a person whose romantic pursuit of, relationship with, or marriage to a wealthy person is primarily or solely motivated by a desire for money. If you’re wealthy and have suspicions about your relationship, you might wonder how to identify and how to deal with a gold digger.
Is Your Significant Other a Gold Digger?
The first step is to determine if the person you’re in a relationship with you for your money. Be aware gold diggers can be male or female. Some signs your significant other may be a gold digger are:
- Is intimate only after you buy something: This is the gold diggers’ way of repaying you.
- Unemployed or has modest income: A gold digger typically doesn’t want to work.
- Expensive Tastes: Despite being financially challenged themselves, a gold digger is only satisfied with expensive things.
- Vain: Gold diggers tend to spend a lot of time and money on their physical appearance
- Prefers your money over you: Busy? No problem, a gold digger will understand. It’s all good as long as you leave a credit card to use to pass their time.
- Not supportive: At the first whiff of difficulty a gold digger will likely look to move on to easier pastures.
How To Deal With a Gold Digger
If you suspect your significant other is a gold digger, you need to take action to find out for sure and/or protect yourself and your finances.
- Disappear: If you’re certain your significant other is a gold digger, or if you just don’t want to take the chance, get away as fast as you can. Stop calling, change the locks and change your number.
- Demand a prenup: If you suspect you’ve caught the attention of a gold digger, the mere mention of the word prenup will likely send them packing.
- Stop the gravy train: State that you want to slow things down, and stop showering the other individual with gifts. The reaction will tell you everything you need to know.
- Divide your attention: Find someone else to give your attention to. If it’s you they’re interested in, they will demand an exclusive relationship. If it’s your money, they might stick around if they continue to have access to your funds.
Everybody likes nice things, and everyone appreciates gifts. But to a gold digger, gifts and money are the only things. Knowing how to identify and how to deal with a gold digger can protect your finances and your future.
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Brock is a software engineer by day and personal finance blogger at night. He is a fitness junkie and enjoys grilling and smoking meat. Married with two children, Brock strives to improve his skills as a husband and father, and is always on the lookout to stretch his family’s budget as far as he can.