30 Warning Signs Someone Is A Gold Digger

By Shannon
30 Warning Signs Someone Is A Gold Digger

Here at Self-Made, we try to give you tips on how you can succeed and hopefully become a self-made millionaire. Yet unfortunately, once you become wealthy, there are going to be plenty of people who will try to take advantage of you. A “gold digger” is someone who is only in a relationship for money. They don’t actually love the person they are with, and they are simply using them for financial gain. 

We don’t want to stereotype, here, but usually, a “gold digger” is a young, beautiful woman who marries an older rich man. There are also plenty of young, attractive men who go after “cougar” women in order to take advantage of their wealth. And, of course, it happens in a non-binary relationship too. So in all fairness, I am going to say “they” instead of “she” as often as possible. Here are the 30 signs that someone is secretly a gold digger.

Gold diggers always expect you to take them on expensive dates. Credit: Shutterstock

30. They Ask to Go Somewhere Expensive On the First Date 

Most of the time, a gold digger won’t even bother going on a date unless they get a free meal from a five-star restaurant. Some people try to play it off as being “romantic” to go somewhere fancy, but it could actually be a test to see if you can afford to pay for an expensive meal. So how much is “too much?” You obviously shouldn’t take someone to McDonald’s on a first date because it gives off the wrong impression. But the restaurant shouldn’t be so expensive that it would normally be reserved for special occasions like a birthday or anniversary.

Expensive wine is usually part of a gold digger date. Credit: Shutterstock

Recently, a friend of mine met a girl on a dating app, and he asked her to pick the place where she wanted to eat. She recommended her “favorite” seafood restaurant. Once they got there, the meals were served in tiny portions and his date didn’t hold herself back from ordering wine and dessert, so the final bill was over $100. Even though the conversation was just okay and they hardly had any chemistry, she immediately suggested going to yet another expensive restaurant on the second date.