From my experience and that of a lot of my female friends, there are a lot of male gold diggers out there as well.
Any woman who has a good income and/or assets needs to be very careful because there are plenty of men out there who are looking to take advantage.
yes, and these gold diggers are not easily identified by their own lack of assets.
The guy I dated between marriages was making 6 figures and lived in a $750K valued house (about one third was the value of the mortgage.)
At the same time that he was professing truelove and marriage and he would come to London (from the USto be with me) and all my friends and family swooened at how into me he was and what a great catch.....
1. he wanted to move into my teeny little 2 bed apt that I "shared" with my business
2. and then pay me "something" towards the rent. He never said how much because I "turned" down the offer
3. he also tried to twist my arm to get me to "use his house" as an "office" in the US for my business. No discussion of course as to how much that would cost or who would pay for that.
4. he took the first job offer made to him which was a 50% cut in pay from his (then) current job. He was "leaving" a very large organisation, so it's very possible that they had a sabbatical program that he was trying to use. So that could have been one year in London / a tour of Europe all the while knowing that his job and home are still waiting for him back in the US.
I had not gotten to that point of analysis above in real time, but I did know that I was not going to let some man that I had only known for a year (and LDR at that) take away half of my living space.
Some people accused me of using him and that I was not that into him. Some women can be our own worst enemies.