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Why Women Like Rich Men

Updated on May 28, 2009

I'm not one of those women who pretend that money isn't attractive. Of course it is, and of course many women are attracted to men who have it -- particularly if they've got lots of it. It may surprise you, however, to learn that not all women who find money attractive are gold diggers. Ok, ok, I know what you're thinking, and I don't blame you. But if you'll read on, you'll learn the truth about why women like rich men. In some cases the reasons aren't so flattering, but others are simply basic biology.

1. She's a gold digger.

Let's just get this one out of the way first, shall we? I know that most men (and some women) will insist that this is the only reason women seek out men with wealth, so I'll let you have it. I've met more than a few gold diggers and I'm not denying their existence at all. But there are other reasons women like men with money.

2. Money signifies power.

I like strong men and men with money tend to me men with powerful jobs. This is attractive to women on so many levels that I won't even try to get into it right now as it would take too long. But if I had to choose my number one reason women like rich men, this would be it. Most women are drawn to strength, and many rich men have it in great abundance.

3. Wealth indicates success.

Women like men who've achieved something. It shows that you had goals. It shows that you had a plan and that were clever or skilled enough to see that plan realized. If a woman is driven to do something in life, she wants to know that her man is the same and wealth is often an indication of this.

4. Some women don't want to outperform their man.

Just as some men have issues with dating women who earn more than they do, so do some women have the exact same issue. Women often like men who are more successful than they are because this is the balance which feels most natural for them. And that's nothing to do with feminism, so femnazis had best not give me snark about it.

5. Rich men are security personified.

Granted, there are plenty of rich men who are total losers and couldn't be further from secure. But the idea of being with a rich man symbolizes great security for some women, particularly if they come from underprivileged backgrounds. This isn't necessarily a gold digger, but rather a woman who just wants to feel safe and secure financially, but doesn't know how to achieve this on her own.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Isabella, this is a great article. Women are indeed attracted to rich men for all the reasons you have mentioned. However, rich men are attracted to women who bring something of her own to the relationship whether it is education and/or a career. Rich men want women who are similarly rich or at least highly affluent and/or successful. They do not want poor women and/or lowly educated women in low level, nonprofessional jobs as such women will be total liabilities to such men. In other words, such women NEED NOT APPLY when it comes to rich and/or affluent men.

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      Charlene@ukmillionairedating.co.uk 

      6 years ago

      Who doesn't want to date a rich man? They make great company! Great hub, interesting points there. Keep it up.

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      absolutely right says 

      6 years ago

      i consider these type of women losers. any women out there that has to go with a man for money, is a low life to begin with. what is the matter women, cannot like a man for himself? god forbid, if you did.

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      Elani-Lee 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I want a man with money because I don't want to support anyone. I don't even need a wealthy man, just one who has a decent job. Some men think this makes me a golddigger.

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      Shane 

      8 years ago

      I like your blog but if a woman feels secure enough in herself to be successful in life then I think it doesn't matter if the guy is rich or not. We are not living in the 1950's. There are very few housewives compared to working women. Women have all the means to be successful in todays job market as men do. To feel a woman needs wealth goes back to insecurity. If a woman is successful in her own right I do not think she cares what her man is doing for a job , just that he does do something. For those women love is #1 over wealth because they are secure enough to achieve things themselves. All your examples stem from money. No guy wants a woman like this. If he is with one like this he is using her for her body just like she is using him for money. Its fake. Women feel the need to be secure with a guy with lots of money need to get successful themselves. That is when love will be the biggest factor in the relationship instead of money.

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      ben 

      8 years ago

      it's all about wealth and social status.

      or very low expectations.

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      Good hub....... I like your style very much....

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      cashmere 

      9 years ago from India

      Personally I feel its because you know the man is not all fluff but has substance. Half the guys you talk to are just trying to impress you with things that they have not even done. So when a self made man is wealthy and mature enough not to flaunt it, he is attractive to women.

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      nazishnasim 

      9 years ago

      You are very brave to come out in the light and admit it. While 99% of the woman unconsciously or otherwise are drawn to men who are affluent and influent. And true that its not the money but other factors for most of us that trigger the interest ; success. control, and most importantly confidence. Lastly, there's not a man worse than the one who has security issues! Great hub Isabella! :D. And lemme meanwhile figure out that why I didn't become your fan before :/.

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      jayb23 

      9 years ago from India

      Very interesting. The points you have mentioned are pretty logical and makes lot of sense. Keep up the good work

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