Sugar relationships are on the rise. According to a study by student money website, Save the Student, around one in ten students are becoming sugar babies in order to finance their studies.
In 2017, an estimated 75,000 students registered with the popular sugar dating website, Seeking, which is three times the number who registered in the previous year.
However, while you might think that these are cash-strapped students who need extra income to pay for the basics, it isn’t always the case. Sugar babies come from all different walks of life, and enter into sugar relationships for all kinds of different reasons. By the same token, not all sugar daddies want a sugar baby with an academic background.
For some people, becoming a sugar baby is a way to enhance their lifestyles. Entering into an arrangement with a sugar daddy can open the doors to other opportunities that might not otherwise be financially viable.
Sugar babies can enjoy better accommodation, go travelling, enjoy upmarket dining and have the cash to splash on clothes and the party lifestyle.
Whether you’re a student or someone looking to enjoy all the perks that come with entering into a relationship with a sugar daddy, here’s our guide on becoming a sugar baby.
Taking (sugar) baby steps
Becoming a sugar baby is easier than ever but does require a little forethought. Among your considerations should be what you want to achieve from the arrangement, financially or materially.
On average, sugar babies can command several hundred pounds per meeting, although the exact amount will entirely depend on the arrangement you and your sugar daddy or sugar mummy come to.
Once you’ve made that decision the next is to decide how far you’re prepared to go to achieve those ends. Sugar daddy relationships involve setting parameters before you start so that each party knows exactly where they stand, and no boundaries are crossed.
With that out of the way, the rest is comparatively simple:
- Sign up to a sugar dating website
- Write a profile that projects the best sides of you but contains information about what you expect from a sugar daddy relationship
- Upload good-quality photos
- Interact with sugar daddies online and try to establish a connection.
Which are the best sugar baby sites?
There are plenty of sugar dating websites on the market and the good news for sugar babies is that most of the reputable ones are free to join.
For sugar daddies, subscriptions are involved, so this does mean the competition among sugar babies is high. A well-written profile and carefully-chosen photos will be the best weapons in your online arsenal.
Deciding which is the best site for you will take a little research. However, we reviewed the best ones for you, and you should be able to work out which ones are right for you fairly quickly.
It can be worth joining a few sites at once to increase your chances. However, this can result in extra admin so don’t go overboard; pick a handful and see which ones work out best. Any that fall short of delivering what you want should be struck from the list.
In case your wondering whether you’re violating any laws while engaging in the sugar dating universe. Read the following article regarding the legalities of being a sugar baby, to be on top of things!
Meeting your sugar daddy
The chances are that you’ll be a bit nervous when meeting your sugar daddy for the first time. However, it’s worth remembering that the same is probably true of your potential benefactor.
To keep things safe for the first meeting, there are some simple rules on how to conduct your first meetup:
- Choose a public place, such as a bar or restaurant
- Let someone know where you’re going. You don’t necessarily have to tell them why
- Dress well
- Remember that you can leave at any time you want, so if you don’t feel comfortable then don’t be afraid to make your excuses and leave.
How to approach the money side of things
While it might seem an award topic of discussion, financial or material remunerations are part and parcel of being a sugar baby. Your sugar daddy will expect to discuss it and so should you. Have in mind what you want to achieve from this arrangement and start from there.
In addition, this is where parameters are set. If you’re not prepared to enter into a sexual relationship, then now is the time to say.
If certain days are off-limits due to other commitments, then make it known so that there is no awkwardness further down the line.
Sugar relationships can be convenient, fun and rewarding. With the internet offering so many opportunities for sugar babies, there’s no reason why you can’t have your cake and eat it.