Whether we’d like to admit it or not, money is still a big reason people choose to hook up. Ana Nicole was one. Mike Tyson was supposedly married to one. Thousands of professional athletes have been hosed by one. Are they 'golddiggers'? Beyond just wanting status and fancy things, many people simply feel trapped in relationships where one person is footing the bill. Long ago, it was considered sensible for a woman to seek a good provider and families gave a Dowery for their daughter to a man of their choosing. Nowadays, we’re all expected to pride ourselves on our independence and choose (or mostly choose) someone for Love.
Any interest in a man’s prospects can feel mercenary, despite the still-shaky economy and even though women still earn less than men (77 cents for every dollar). The term golddigger summons up the image of 22 year olds kissing ancient lips hoping for a fast inheritance. But, what about college students entertaining sugar daddies, who help cover their tuition only to ditch them upon graduation. How about those women who want to be provided for so that they can focus on a dream career. Is that 'gold-diggin' or is it just supply & demand? Gold-Digging happens when women/men who don't have a pot to piss in seek out those who have great incomes to live off. Only to leave them when the well runs dry for another fluid prospect. Most times these are greedy people who want a lifestyle with all the amenities and have no desire to work for it. There are more than 50 shades of gray and any number of circumstances, in which women and men who lack resources enter into relationships they might otherwise not choose. Or, is it financial insurance . . What are your thoughts?