“I don’t want to see [my friends] get hurt, but if they’re happy, who am I to deny them their hap­pi­ness?”

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

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.

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