Some users say they are making tens of thousands of dollars per month , and the work's not difficult. Critics call it prostitution , but those involved simply call it a mutually beneficial arrangement.
On her profile, she has advertised herself as looking for a "playful, open relationship with financial benefits. She and thousands of other women have found their "sugar daddies" on SeekingArrangement. Women can join for free. They post pictures and describe themselves to prospective dates. But there's an important difference: The women also write how much money they expect in return for dating the men. Miller has only been on the Web site for a couple of months, yet she feels as though her life has already changed drastically.
I got a new condo," she said. He also sends her a Rolls Royce and a chauffeur to take her shopping. Another date pays for her condo, and another gave her a Mercedes. How does a sugar baby like Miller get to know her dates? And they'll ask you how much money you need and what's your budget. He owns two large production companies in Los Angeles. He believes the arrangement site is a great way to meet women. You don't have to worry about whether it's going to be 'yes' or 'no,'" he said.
The cards are on the table. So why does he do it? So, unlike the standard dating sites, this Web site provides older men like Gil a chance to find younger women by advertising their wealth. It's an odd business for someone with such a buttoned-up background. I wasn't very good at the social scene. I was on regular dating Web sites. I would write messages to beautiful women and I would not hear a response, and I understand why.
Sugar daddies get more than just sex: Many get makeovers, Wade explained. His wife, who he calls a "sugar baby," transformed him into the man he is today. She likes to pick stuff out for me. My transformation is one of the benefits that sugar daddies get from a relationship such as this. Some ask their sugar daddies for Prada and Gucci bags, fabulous vacations, and even breast implants. Others just ask for help with basics like money for tuition or rent.
It was really about just feeling secure with my basic needs," she explained. I got to spend time with my son without having to worry about am I going to have the rent paid?
He also purchased a brand new car for Caplis and her son to use. Why are the sugar daddies so willing to give? I've seen women there that actually came out of a magazine.
The girl who works for me, you can take her out of a magazine. He hired another sugar baby to be his personal "entertainment coordinator" for a month. As part of their arrangement, Gil told her, "For the next month, you're going to make sure that I have a good life. You make some dinner reservations. We'll go out, we'll roll in the sheets. However, this has its share of risks. Multimillionaire Stephen Dent, an heir to the DuPont fortune, advertised himself as a sugar daddy on SeekingArrangement.
He got several dates and then was blackmailed to keep his arrangement a secret from his wife. Police stopped the blackmailer, but Dent continued to use the website until more blackmail attempts began. Three of them have been convicted. Self-described "sugar baby" Miller disagreed.
Sexual advertising is hardly a secret these days. One only has to take a look at Craigslist's "adult services" classifieds section to see that. Even in the Yellow Pages, there are 20 pages of "escort" and "massage" services. If this is illegal, then why is it out in the open like this? And why don't we hear about more prosecutions? But robbing banks steals from others.
This behavior is different. So then, what is the difference? He sees contradictions in what society deems to be prostitution. If you make an arrangement for an hour, it's sleazy. But an arrangement for 50 years is OK. So, is it a time factor? You could call it prostitution or anything you want to, but I don't. Prostitution is just an ugly word for it. One man she met through the Web site bought her a car, but they never had sex.
They only talked on the phone and were never together in person. That's why it's such a miracle. How could you possibly imagine that would happen? Her sugar daddy may have been satisfied, but that's clearly not what most men on the Web site are looking for. It makes men happy, you know? Miller seemed to suggest otherwise.