“I don’t want to see [my friends] get hurt, but if they’re happy, who am I to deny them their happiness?”
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a gold digger is “a woman who becomes or tries to become romantically involved with a rich man in order to get money and gifts from him.” In 2005, Kanye West put it more bluntly: “when she leave your a**, she gon’ leave with half (sic).”
But today, it’s not so easy to identify someone who might not have your friend’s best interests at heart. So what would you do if your friend was dating someone who was just after their cash? Do you stand on the sidelines and let the relationship run its natural course? Or do you have a moral obligation to tell them and risk losing the friendship? As a good friend, you want to respect your friend’s choice, but you also want to see that they aren’t taken advantage of – it’s a double bind.