How to Make a Living as a Gold Digger

Easy street

The termgolddigger” refers to a woman who is only interested in a man who has money and material goods to give her. She is digging for her pot of gold, one man at a time. There are males that practice this as well.

Other synonyms are blood sucker, leech, parasite, user and sponge. They certainly are opportunistic in their quest to be taken care of. Many woman who practice this lifestyle usually don't have the ways and means to support themselves, or don't wish to, and learned how to use their good looks to get what they want.

Who is she

It may have started when she was a pre-teen and an older man gave them compliments and gifts. She learned how to get what she wanted and needed this way.

Any teenage girl who blossoms early, will catch the attention of many teenage boys and men. If she didn't have any good female role models in her life or all she sees are television teen vixens, then she may develop the idea that her body is her only asset. With her sexuality and looks she thinks can get out of her depressed little hometown or apartment into a rich man's mansion. At least that's her plan. After all, any man would be grateful to have her on his arm or in his Porsche.

Working it

Not all of these young women will find a millionaire to milk, and may need to start off with a gullible guy who has a good job, his own place and a newer car. If he is willing to buy her things and give her a credit card, then he'll do nicely. Other women start out going to bars and clubs to sleep with any willing participant who spends some time and money on them.

If he isn't careful he may be on the hook for eighteen years of child support as well. There are many women who use men to support them when they become pregnant with their baby. In depressed areas women make their living creating babies and getting child support. They poor guy may have spent one night with her but now has to pay monthly for a long time.

Moving on up

There are many hard working guys who made their business successful or have a career in triple digit income bracket. Amassing their money, homes, cars and possessions brings on enormous pride and bragging rights to his friends and competitors. A good looking woman on his arm is another trophy to show off. If a gold digger is clever, she can gain some serious goodies from this man.

The best way to determine a man's worth is the ask questions about his car, job, zip code and leisure activities. If he answers that he has a new or newer car, then that's a point. If it's a foreign one like a Porsche, Bentley or Mercedes, that's another one. High paying jobs like a stockbroker, any medical physicians such as anesthesiologist or surgeon, computer software developer or programer, will spell money. Some woman who are looking for gold are also looking for fame as well. Dating a famous rich rapper, actor, band lead singer, or celebrity will help her attain her goals as a celebrity herself.

These leeches weed out those who may be an artist, writer, medical assistant, lawn care provider or other low paying careers. He'll never give her the things she wants.

The zip code is the best indicator of whether he is worthy of her efforts. Professional users have a list of acceptable zips and carries it with them in her purse.

Leisure activities such as yacht racing, hot air balloon tours, golfing, or going to Las Vegas for the weekend will lead an ambitious girl to the high roller.

Bowling leagues, dirt bike racing, river rafting and riding bikes is not going to lead to the golden goose.

Millionaire men most likely hire paid escorts or high end call girls when out of town. The gold digger is one step away from a call girl or paid prostitute. Some may say she IS a prostitute since she trades her time and body for material things.

Professional training

There are some dating websites geared just for those with assets looking for someone who wants them (and their money).

It seems to satisfy both parties and it's all legit. This makes it a lot easier for that special gal to find her Prince Charming or sugar daddy. They are,,, and to name a few.

I have read about some professional gold diggers,( if that's a real job), that guide others into this lucrative lifestyle.

Professional calling

Some woman have written books to help others by providing steps to get what they want from a man. Knowing where to meet successful men, how to get their attention, what to wear and how to manipulate them.

Of course, many millionaires know the game and give their expensive gifts to the right woman willingly. After all, they view them as a necessity to their ego and image. Powerful men have been calling the shots since the beginning of time and woman have had to wait on the sidelines for some crumbs. Knowing how to “play a man” is just like a job to them.

As a gold digger becomes more proficient, she can amass her own wealth through dating many rich men. Each one leaves her with a memento of their affections. A new car, a condo on the beach, furs, jewels and a nice bank account.

She is in essence, a “call girl” as she is on call whenever he comes to town. People have referred to this arrangement as being a “kept woman.” This is nothing new but women having some control over the game is.

She doesn't worry about the morality of it or her reputation. Survival is the goal and those with money are the targets. It's war out there and there are some with money and those who want it. I guess there's someone for everyone.

© 2011 Stacie L

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Stacie L 23 months ago Author

Yes, writing online and busy with hobbies makes me happy and a little money. I don't have to sell my soul (and body) to be happy. ;-)

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suzzycue 23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Interesting read. This isn't for me. I am a hermit with no need for material things. I married for love but even that doesn't always work out.LOL

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Stacie L 23 months ago Author

poetryman6969: Well I guess that's a matter of opinion; one might call John McCain a golddigger by that definition too! LOL

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment on How to be a GoldDigger Hub. ;-)

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poetryman6969 23 months ago

Secretary of State John Kerry is my favorite gold digger of all time. Dude dug his way into billions. I am so jealous!!!

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Stacie L 3 years ago Author

hello suzettenaples: Yes, It was serious and factual; some may take it as tongue in cheek as well.There are women and some men that are professional leeches and Gold Diggers. Some have written manuals to train others. Crass? definitely! Thanks for reading.

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

I wondered if you were writing this tongue in cheek or were serious. I see this is serious. This has never been anything for me. I only marry for love - I can't imagine marrying for money - that's just too crass.

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Stacie L 4 years ago Author

I don't think a professional gold digger is marrying for love either.

There are women and men who seek out their prey and sponge off them to get what they want. Surely this is not considered as normal behavior for all people? That is a sad commentary for humanity.

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expertscolumn 4 years ago from New York

You mentioned "calculating woman" and "Unfortnately many kids are trained from birth to live off others as "gold diggers"".

but what's so bad about that? You think any man marries any woman without making a calculating thought about it, and vice versa? No body just marries for love but what they see in it for themselves and the happy life they can have with that person. In that sense everybody is calculating their future, what spouse they want, what preferences they want etc. Nothing wrong with that. It can't be unfortunate because you're not training to kill people, you're trying to help yourself have a better life in this world, this one life you'll have. It's not a cold-hearted move, men or woman who marries someone rich will love them just as they would any man or woman. Now before you say "yea they'll love them for the money", well that's no different than the young love-baited man or woman who dates or marries their partner because of their gorgeous beauty, or handsome looks, or awesome personality. But overtime both come to understand the weaknesses and flaws in the other and learn to truly love. This happens for the "goldigger" as well and they are by no means no different human beings.

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K J Page 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Don't forget the girls who have babies and get free housing, free daycare, free food, free medical and a monthly stipend from the government called aid to dependent children!

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Stacie L 4 years ago Author

Yes, I wrote that as a tongue in cheek article but it does have some truth in it.

Unfortnately many kids are trained from birth to live off others as "gold diggers."

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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Very interesting hub.I agree with you, being a "gold digger" starts at birth! The people I know that are gold diggers have always been gold diggers so I would say it pretty much starts then.My niece used to have a favorite song when she was a kid.. didn't realize why till later. Her favorite song was "Money makes the world go round the world go round"lol

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rickylicea 4 years ago

LOL I certainly hope not. No, I hope to use the wonderful information you provided to avoid them. For example the zip codes thing, they are quite professional. : )

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Stacie L 4 years ago Author

rickylicea : so you'll keep this in mind when you win lotto? Does that mean you'll be spending it on Gold Diggers? LOL ;-)

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rickylicea 4 years ago

Interesting, I'll keep this in mind if I ever win the lotto.

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Stacie L 4 years ago Author

Yes,These cold, calculating women have been groomed since children to find men with money. They are really "con artists" that use their bodies as bait to catch the big fish. Its also rumored that these women prey on athletes and singers as the song in the video says. Thanks for commenting on my Gold digger hub.

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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Stacie - I agree with you that Gold Diggers are calculating and somehow learned early to go after the money. I've seen several at work, and it amazes me that they're able to con men time after time. They will also hang out at expensive restaurants or upscale hotel bars in hotels where businessmen stay, or attend political events known to be frequented by people with money. In my opinion, they are hookers. Maybe even worse than hookers, because at least with prostitutes, you know something is being traded for money. With Gold Diggers, the victims often think the Digger has fallen for them.

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Stacie L 4 years ago Author

@Shaddie:yes,I know what you mean when you say you don't know if you could be a Golddigger. I think these women are looking for money any way they can. Lying on their backs seems easy to them than working for it.

Thanks for commenting.

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Shaddie 4 years ago from Washington state

I think it takes guts to be a gold digger. I certainly am not brave enough to force anyone to procure what I want, alas!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

Insane Mundame: I'm glad you got a kick out of my Gold digger hub!I was meant to be a tongue in cheek piece. and yes anyone that is with you when you are poor are worth keeping!

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Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

Ha! Funny hub!

In contrast:

Ahh, the joys of being poor... I bring out the true test of attraction and body chemistry, as I leave no other alternative, as they must like 'me' because it sure ain't because of my attitude or tha money, honey! LOL!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

againstheodds: I'm glad you enjoyed this tongue in cheek look at life as a gold digger. LOL

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againsttheodds 5 years ago

Nice, it's good to have goals, a golddigger can't settle for mediocrity.

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

janesix: yes, it is sad that some people only see this way to make a living.

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janesix 5 years ago

Sad that some people really do this. Pathetic

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

@weesro: never had a problem with gold diggers huh?you must be a nice guy! ;-)

thanks for commenting

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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia

Great read, I've never had a problem with Golddiggers, now I know why!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

@funmontrealgirl; thank you for reading and commenting on my goldddigger hub. Yes I work legally for my money too! LOL

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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Up and interesting. I work for my money, but I enjoyed the read!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

BKCreative: I know exactly what you are saying about men seeing older women as more attractive now.

They do want a caregiver and someone to live off of. NYC is the best place to find a millionaire. Good luck in your quest! LOL

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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Fun hub! And I admit I am out of touch a bit here, Stacie L.

I recently turned 62 and can now collect Social Security and with my writing/blogging and having paid off my condo in a lovely city neighborhood, well, old age is a great place to be. And I have time to pursue a hobby. What can be better than prospecting for gold - which makes your hub even funnier. I was going to see what prospecting equipment you suggested and if I would need to go to California...but, yes, I was taking up gold digging...

Having said all that I must say the tide has turned in NYC. It is the men - of all ages - looking for women with income because they simply cannot make it on their own. I can still run for a bus, do yoga, have my own teeth and hair and yes, look pretty good. And I am preyed on constantly. Seriously - I am a gold diggee! Lots of compliments, requests for my phone number. One (very handsome) guy actually walked up to me and asked me if I'd like a young lover? I asked his age - he said 45! I laughed and told him he is not young and to hit the road - he laughed too. Now I have to avoid a man up the street, older than me, who told me the other day how pretty I am. Oh, please. He's in poor health and probably needs a caregiver. Or someone to cook his meals. Oh, heck no.

I have a young friend 42 who only dates wealthy men. And I have to say - they treat her like a queen. No complaints at all from her. My friends who stayed with their husbands? All tired, overweight, ill, stressed.

Good tips though. If you are going to be a 'gold digger' - so some investing. You know how much gold is worth today. Wow!

Rated up!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

@heart4theword: I wrote this as a tongue in cheek piece but maybe it didn't come off that way.

You are right about men with money; they are controlling and treat their former gold digger girlfriend(now wife) like anther possession. thanks for the comments.

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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

Have known some who married for this reason. They have money, yet they are not in love...very controlled and manipulated by their spouses. I do believe the best reason to get married is for love, not money. Although money would help ease the stress of financial stress...or lack of debt. Finding a man who is good with their money and not so materialistic, can be sometimes hard to find? To tell you the truth, I thought this hub would be about prospecting and gold panning...which it was, just not the same picture I had:) Hub with a twist, appreciate the read!

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

@seriousnuts: thank you for reading and commenting. yes this is a young woman's game and by the time a woman is older,she would have amassed some wealth herself as I stated in the hub.

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seriousnuts 5 years ago from Philippines

That's interesting. I don't understand though why some women would want to make that for a living. This kind of "job" is very unstable and wouldn't last long, since they can't stay young and beautiful forever. Once they become old, those rich men would kick them out. Some are indeed very clever, by using a baby to cling to the man. Haha. Voted up, +1, and rated interesting.

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Not even close.

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Stacie L 5 years ago Author

well dahoglund; you never know! are you rich? LOL

thanks for reading.

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Interesting hub. I don't think I would appeal much to women like that.

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