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7 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Sugar Baby

Being in a relationship with a sugar daddy or sugar mommy has its downsides. In addition to the most obvious ones, such as a possible risk of fraud, and the most serious ones, such as assaults, human trafficking, or sexual abuse, there are also economic, emotional, and psychological ones.

At this point in 2021, almost everyone knows what a sugar daddy or sugar mommy is and the type of relationship they have with sugar babies. 

So to speed things up, we will leave a small glossary of the terms that will be used in this text for those who do not know it yet:

  • Sugar daddy (SD):  He is the successful and wealthy man who seeks the company of a person younger than him to start a relationship under a mutual agreement in which there may or may not be intimacy. Generally, the rewards the other person with gifts, trips, dinners, outings, or money.
  • Sugar mommy (SM):  She is a woman who fulfills the same characteristics and functions as an SD, although they are generally less frequent to find.
  • Sugar baby (SB): It is the young person who agrees to go out by mutual agreement and with predefined conditions with an SD or SM. They can be men or women. They are also called babies.
  • Splenda daddy:  This is what SDs who don’t have much of a budget to pay for expensive outings, gifts, or give regular support to SBs are called.
  • Salt daddy:  Men who only seek sexual encounters with SBs are known as this.

Is being a sugar baby what you are really looking for?

Depending on the applications, yes

This is the first thing you should know. Apps and pages dedicated to sugar relationships  repeat the same formula to convince people to join their platforms:

If you are a successful man, there are thousands of young women you can date and have a friendship, love or intimate relationship with.

If you are a young and attractive person, there are hundreds of successful and wealthy men with the ability to spoil you and give you gifts for going out with them, without necessarily involving feelings or sexual relationships.

One of the best-known platforms in this area, Seeking, defends sugar relationships, arguing that consensual hypergamy.

In other words, women look for wealthy men and they in turn look for attractive young women, under these terms, both reach an agreement to start a sugar relationship, in which both get what they want without feeling cheated by another.

“There is nothing wrong with an adult woman acting on her natural preference for successful men, and there is nothing wrong with an adult man enjoying a relationship with a woman who is attracted to his status ,” 

Also, this portal has a YouTube channel in which they talk about the benefits of having a sugar daddy and the type of agreements with which they must be handled. But obviously, that is the vision of the company.

According to the sugar babies, you should think better of it

As a second aspect, already in practice, it is not enough to simply create an account, upload a photo and wait for thousands of messages to arrive from handsome, successful and single men looking for a sugar baby. 

In an article published by Business Insider , a 30-year-old recounted her experience as a sugar baby  and described it as favorable, but with many moments when she felt confused, insecure and sad.

The woman explains that one of the main complexes among the new sugar babies is considering that this activity is comparable to prostitution , since there are many men who are looking for a sexual partner within this type of application and platform.

He points out that you have to know how to put yourself in the middle of the situation: do not allow one-night stands, but do not lengthen relationships too much either.

He relates that once you learn how the reward scheme works, the type of men in the applications and the conditions for each agreement, you can take advantage of a sugar relationship.

Although if you are a person who is looking for a SD or a SM to have attention or to solve their economic problems, the young woman explains, this may not be for you:

“If you are considering having sugar relationships solely for the money, it will be much more stressful as it will become a job.”

The reason is simple: sugar daddies or mommas won’t be around forever. There are cases in which these people have family, commitments or long trips . So they can’t give all their attention to a sugar baby .

Also, the SugarDaddySeek page notes, SDs or SMs can have multiple sugar babies at the same time. This means that they rotate between partners constantly, so if the agreement includes weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even by appointment financial support, it can disappear at any time.

The sugar babies who depend totally on the income they receive from their SD or SM, then they will have to be constantly looking for partners to maintain their lifestyle. The young woman interviewed in Business Insider adds:

“Financial desperation makes you vulnerable to malicious men who have no intentions of a sugar relationship, or could influence you to date men you might not otherwise consider dating.”

Also read how to find sugar daddy.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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