A gold digger is a term used to describe a woman who dates or marries a man for his money. The woman may love the man or she may simply be with him strictly because he has money and the gifts he buys for her. Often you can identify a gold digger because you will see a man who is not especially attractive with a wife who is incredibly beautiful. They don’t seem to have that much in common or you wonder how someone who looks the way he does landed such a beautiful woman. Then you find out the guy has a lot of money and understand the attraction immediately.