Obviously you're oversimplifying and generalizing but there is some truth there. It's evolution. In the most basic, oversimplified terms--women evolved preferences for men with status and resources (money) because those men were best able to provide for the woman and her offspring. Men evolved preferences for young, attractive women because it indicated potential for more and healthier offspring.
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Money usually implies some sort of success at something at least.
But many women are just gold diggers
that's not true. i have known of more than a few men that won't consider being with a woman if she doesn't make a certain amount of money, drive a certain type of car, if she doesn't have a job, etc. gold digging isn't just a woman thing.
Women still have that caveman mentality that he has to provide and protect. Men just want someone of their own that no other guy gets to touch, Men are simpler.
There are women who are quite successful on their own. Some men find that intimidating and want someone who makes less or equal to them in rank. We unfortunately live in a class society and sometimes marrying someone lower than your status or dating might not work out. Not because you don't want it to, but because there are always people such as family who might disapprove.
**** that..gimme a rich ***** anytime...