Most importantly, they want someone who will help them pretend that the relationship is not a transaction.Only one sugar baby I interviewed said she discussed her fee upfront, on the first date.The site advertises “mutually beneficial relationships,” in which young women shower men with attention in exchange for “the finer things in life”—fancy dinners, extravagant vacations, or monthly allowances. But sex, I was told by multiple sugar babies, is what everybody’s thinking about.“’Sugar babies are escorts,” said Tammy Castle, a professor at James Madison University whose research includes analyzing the content of escort websites.
I suspect that’s because it kills the fantasy,” said Wanitwat.
No one associated with the website wants to admit that what it’s doing is facilitating sex-for-money exchanges.
The large number of college women on the site helps preserve this illusion, for both the daddies and the babies., which profiles several college sugar babies living in New York City.
The rest said they preferred to let the issue of compensation “come up naturally.”The women I talked to found that avoiding a conversation about money actually led to more of it.
When she first signed up on the site, Rebecca, a sophomore at NYU, asked potential sugar daddies about money right away—sometimes even before the first date.
In almost every message Amanda receives on Seeking Arrangement, sugar daddies comment on how intelligent she sounds in her profile. All of them are well-educated, the majority are business executives.