Many gold diggers won’t let go of one relationship until they have a more lucrative one on the line. Watch out for the guy or girl who grows close to you, and more dependent on you, but won’t let goof the unhappy relationship they are in. They may be working both ends against the middle, wringing the last drops out of their current relationship, while setting you up to be their next. If you find yourself dating gold diggers more often than you’d like, think about where you meet people, and how you present yourself. If you look like you could besomebody’s “sugar daddy” or”sugar momma” (successful, with a high standard of living) then guess what kind of crowd you’re going to attract? Anyone can be a gold digger, male or female, rich or poor. Sometimes they will try to put on a show that they lost everything and are in a state of depression. Watch out for people who frequently change jobs, or go long periods of time unemployed. Be careful when there is always an excuse to explain their unemployment, especially when thereason is always someone else’s fault (I got laid off, my boss hatedme, they wanted me to work all the time, there was no room for advancement, they kept shorting my paychecks, etc.) Stuff happens,but when it happens to that person over and over, it’s a red flag. Don’t become overly stingy in an effort to spot a gold digger. The above steps all involve getting to know the person, and observing their behavior. You don’t have to pretend to be a total cheapskate in order to judge someone’s character.