They Thought They Found Online Sugar Daddies. Instead They Got Scammed.
After Business Insider published a story about how some college students are becoming sugar babies to help pay for college, we heard from several sugar daddies who said there was more to it. One reader wrote to us about his sugar dating experience. Outsiders tend to equate being a sugar baby with prostitution, but that's not how I see it. To me, sugar dating is more like an arranged temporary marriage where you do your own arranging. A prostitute not only offers sex acts for money and sees multiple men a day, but that's how she makes her living. A sugar baby wants an ongoing relationship. She wants a guy who she can get along with. She wants what a girlfriend or wife might get if they found a well-off man. She has a job that mostly pays her bills, but she is looking to improve her lifestyle.
Note: The author is a freelance author in her 30s whose identity was verified by Insider. While some ancestor consider sugar relationships a form of sex work , it's a brand rejected by sugar dating sites after that some members themselves. This story was originally published in as part of a series on the financial area of relationships; you can read erstwhile entries in the series here. Six months ago, I decided to be converted into a sugar baby.