Looking for love in the wrong places can hurt you emotionally and financially. Luckily for you, I happen to write about personal finance and not relationship issues. This is why I wanted to cover the idea of recognizing when you’re girlfriend is a gold digger that’s just not in it for the love.
If you realize that your girlfriend is a gold digger, you really need to consider looking for another girlfriend. It’s time to look at four signs that you’re looking for love in the wrong places.
1. She’s concerned with your financial status all of the time.
It’s great to be held accountable for your spending, but your new girlfriend shouldn’t be asking about your mutual fund investments. She should also not have any access to your banking statements or to any of your assets. Your money is your money until you get married. For now, the person that you date shouldn’t be creeping around your financial records. If your new girlfriend is always asking about your savings, you got a problem on your hands.
2. Your girlfriend’s standard of living is unrealistic.
We all know that chick. Can’t hold a job, but still manages to wear a $200 purse. Does your girlfriend always want you to take her out? I love to spoil myself by eating out and also by checking out new restaurants in town. Unfortunately, doing this a few times a week is usually not a good idea for your wallet, especially when you have to pay for two!
3. You’re always paying for dates with your girlfriend.
To go along with the previous point, are you always paying for everything? Why? It’s always nice to spoil the person that you’re dating, but your pockets shouldn’t feel lonely all of the time. If you find yourself paying all of the time for everything possible, I’m thinking that you’re dating a gold digger.
4. Your girlfriend always asks for gifts.
A gift can be a nice surprise when you put some thought into it. For example, you happen to be at the store when you find the perfect gift for someone and you really want to surprise them because you want to make their day, then that’s sweet. Being asked by your girlfriend for gifts that you’re going to have to pay for with your student credit card is a sign that you’re with a gold digger. I suggest you save your money and run away.
Are you looking for love in the wrong places?