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History Of The Gold Digger

Updated on January 13, 2017

In today's society Gold Diggers are instantly thought of as females, but history has claimed this to be false. The very first Gold Diggers were MEN, yes men. In historical times when men controlled all there wives money and received huge dowries upon marriage, you had groups of men targeting wealthy women in hopes to woo her and to someday cash in on that huge lump sum of Money. Female Gold digging Started around 1848 during the California gold rush era, the term Gold Digger is historical as well. Men during this era would go out digging for gold, and once they struck it big, they would go into the nearby bars and celebrate by spreading the wealth around. When they got to these bars, beautiful women all dolled up to perfection, dressed in skimpy little outfits, would line up around the bar area, looking ever so available and waiting for the men who stuck it big to roll in. The men dug for the gold, and the women lived off the men and helped them spend it. Giving birth to the most popular term GOLD DIGGER.

The Great Depression started around 1929 also known as Black Tuesday, the day the stock market crashed. The great Depression was a deep tragedy, that caused millions of Americans to become unemployed. Young women during the depression times who weren't married didn't have very many choices. A large percentage of them still lived at home with there parents and were looked upon as burdens. This era started a big Gold Digger movement Courtship was put to a halt and Survival became the number one priority for a young women of these times. Most started working in Burlesque clubs to meet rich men. Back in those days people didn't have much money to spare, so if a men was into Burlesque, he was very wealthy. The women would work these clubs until they found a rich man who was willing to take them. Giving them expensive gifts and money in exchange for uninhibited sexual pleasures (How far would a good girl go before she becomes a bad girl). Gold Diggers were more common during this time because casual sex was less popular. Most Gold Diggers of the depression times would take the money that there Fat Cats gave them and would buy food and pay bills for there loved ones. During this era gold digging was all about Survival. In today's society this is no longer a true statement.

Mentality Of Today's Gold Digger

True Gold Diggers have mastered the craft of what I like to call Pseudo Love weather they are male/female. Today's Gold Digger feeds on Material Items, materialism evokes there every move. They have no real interest in intimacy or emotional support, just companionship entirely for material gain. Most gold diggers psychological come from there childhoods, were there was lots of neglect, betrayal and hurt, so they have developed materialism as a defense mechanism against future let downs. Growing up, a large percentage were very poor and learned that money was the only way to solve problems. A common characteristic in a gold digger is detachment between emotions and feelings. They are very capable of detaching themselves mentally and emotionally.

The Fat Cat

These days the term Fat Cat has evolved to the word Sugar Daddy and the term Gold Digger is making a move to the modern day term Sugar Babe these terms have less of a negative tone . The Sugar Daddy is a man of wealth and power, some often married and some are not. The unmarried Sugar Daddy has no time for a traditional relationship. He often spends obsessive hours at work and seeks the Sugar Daddy/ Sugar Babe relationship, with no strings attached action. The sugar babe gets in return, money, material items, lavish travel, shopping sprees and vacations. The married Sugar Daddy psychologically seeks a sugar babe to relieve his sexual anguish and stress that may be coming from the angry and sexually inhibited wife who's at home keeping the house and taking care of his children. Today's society is changing a bit with websites like www.sugardaddie.com and www.millionairematch.com the proclaimed Gold Digger/Sugar Babe can find her Sugar Daddie right online. With today's economy being in a downward situation, statics have shown 82 percent of job losses have effected men. More women then men are holding on to there jobs turning the work force into what's called The Lipstick Economy . With women doing so well in the work force, this may be the era of the return of the Male Gold Digger, watch out for your wallets ladies.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Made Thank You so much :)

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      Madeleine Salin 6 years ago from Finland

      A very good hub, I learned something. :)

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Aamna Thanks glad I could help :)

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      Aamna Aamad 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Wow, when i read the title of your hub i was not sure what gold diggers would be....and to my amazement it was least of what i expected. somehow you have increased my vocabulary. beautiful hub voted up.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Jaspals Thank you so much :)

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      Jaspal Singh 6 years ago from India / Australia

      Wonderful. I read it more than once. Very interesting. Also learned few new terms.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @sarclair, yes deep research has been put into this hub and I'm sorry my dear, history holds men as the very first gold diggers!

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      WOW.. This is an interesting hub. I would never have thought of a man as being a gold digger. You see? We thought it was women.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @sunken lol, you are so right :)

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Treasure of heaven Thanks so much for your great comment!

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Hello, the Lipstick Economy is a new term for me. This is a very interesting write up. You have provided great information. Thanks for the read!

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      Sun Pen 50 6 years ago from Srilanka

      great! Thank you for the sincerity i telling the truth. problems need solutions. Nature gives you a solution for any problem if you allow enough time. So let the men also survive physically, economically, socially and mentally. Otherwise the problem will boomerang to you!!! Ladies!!! So be a little benevolent. Ha! ha!

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Ladyt11 What a wonderful comment, yes gold digging can be a sport for male or females, lol, love the comment thanks.

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      ladyt11 6 years ago

      Awesome hub & very interesting! I can't wait to share this hub with some of my male relatives and friends who are always talking about women after their money, lol! Some of them flash it around and when the woman spots them and comes for the bait she's a gold digger! I know that there are women out there like that but it is good and funny to know that men actually started it. I love this!

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Philip, thanks for your comment, I did some deep research on this one, and as far back as I could go, it actually started with the male species :)

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      Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Very educative. Though i disagree that men were the original gold diggers. I thought woemn are.

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      right back at cha girlly

      xo

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Kimberlylyrics Thanks kimberly, *hub kisses*

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Wicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      up/awesome/shared throughout the universe

      thanks

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @tnvrstar Really? Very interesting, cheap shiny jeweleries? LOL

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      tnvrstar 6 years ago from doha, qatar

      really interesting hub. Yes some men are out there who love golds more than women and prefer to use them all the time. on the other hand some women out there who doesn't love gold rather prefers cheap shiny jeweleries

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @kittythedreamer nope I never degrade women in my blogs, and I never will, thanks kitty.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Can I say that this hub is absolutely awesome! I love the fact that you expose the original gold-digging men with their need to marry a woman for her dowry! It wasn't always women! Great write-up. Voted up and awesome. :) Keep 'em coming!

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @AstrA lol, and thanks for your comment:)

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      They are not getting my nuggets. I bought them and I am eating them....I bought 'em in MacDonalds. What, you think I have actual real gold? LOL. Just being silly. I enjoyed your hub on gold diggers. It is quite a hub. Now that economically things are in a bad way, maybe that will influence some people's bahavior.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @kallini2010 very true, been around since the ages of time :)

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      kallini2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I think it was true for all times and countries. Whoever has the wealth, has the power/control and there are counterparts ever so willing to become freeloaders. The phenomenon is as old as society itself - maybe the names change, but the principle is the same...

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @EPIGRAMMAN Thanks so much for all your support, your so wonderful, (Mmmmmuah)*HUB KISSES*

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...I pressed all of the buttons on this most beautiful hub subject of yours .....and even better I will post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here so the whole world can see .......

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @prettynutjob30 Thank you so much

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      Mary 6 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Darknlovely Thanks darknlovely :)

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      awesome vote up to this hub...