Can you really make money as a sugar baby? This is becoming a more and more popular query online, especially with websites like Seeking.com (Seeking Arrangement) hitting the scene. I've been doing some research about different side-hustle ideas, and recently came across this one. I was curious as to whether or not it was legitimate. But as it turns out, it just might be a money-maker for the right kind of person.
Let's get into it!
What Exactly Is A Sugar Baby?
A sugar baby is usually a young, attractive person who enters into a specific type of mutually-beneficial relationship with someone who is older, more experienced, and perhaps most importantly… financially wealthy.
The most common format for this relationship is for a young woman to get with an older, wealthier man… but this type of relationship can take on all kinds of forms. Sometimes the older man is married, or sometimes he is single. But at the core of the relationship is a very specific dynamic… the younger, attractive sugar baby spends quality time with the ‘sugar daddy,' and he, in turn, gives her gifts in exchange for her companionship and time.
Being a sugar baby is often compared to being an escort, but the two are actually not necessarily the same thing. Yes, these relationships may very well cross over into ‘sexual' territory. But the relationship is not necessarily inherently directly sexual. In other words, both people are giving something to the other. Sometimes, sex happens… but this is not the type of gig where someone is ‘paying for sex.'
The sugar baby usually receives gifts, expensive dinners, perks, vacations, and even cash. These are given by the ‘sugar daddy' as gifts… like a token of appreciation for her spending time with him and adding to his happiness. It is often in the form of some kind of ‘allowance.' The sugar daddy, on the other hand, gets companionship, a no-strings-attached relationship with a beautiful woman, and sometimes sex… depending on the specifics of the relationship dynamic.
A lot of sugar babies are young women who desire financial stability. These women may be working their way through college, working their way up the corporate ladder, trying to break into a more lucrative profession, etc. In the meantime, they have bills to pay, a car to pay for, college debt to pay down… etc.
So these women leverage their attractiveness, companionship, social skills, and sexual desirability to engage in ‘sugar baby' relationships. They receive gifts in exchange for their time, and provide value to the sugar daddy in a variety of different ways.
How Much Do Sugar Babies Earn?
According to the stats on Seeking Arrangement, the most popular sugar baby/sugar daddy website, the average sugar baby is 25 and makes about $2,800 monthly through her sugar baby/sugar daddy arrangement.
But of course, there are really no set-in-stone standards for how a typical relationship goes, as every arrangement is a little bit different. Some sugar daddies don't even desire sex… while sex is a primary desire for others. Some want to take the girl on vacations, while others want to treat her to fancy dinners. Some are married and need it to be discrete, while others are single and may be seeing several ladies at the same time.
I read one story where the sugar baby was actually really attracted to her sugar daddy, and loved having sex with him. I read another story about a girl who doesn't like to have sex with any of her daddies… but she doesn't mind lounging naked in their backyard, tanning, or swimming in their pool!
And of course, there is no denying the fact that the attractiveness, social acuity, and willingness of the sugar baby to cater to the arrangement plays a big role in how likely she is to find the ‘best' arrangements possible.
So yes… sugar babies can earn a lot of money for their time. They also have to be careful as well, though… to make sure that what they are doing is not considered prostitution. For this, I would definitely recommend researching local laws. The fact that the money is usually given as a gift often negates any sort of ‘risk' for legal complications. But it is still always good to be sure.
What Is Seeking.com?
I've mentioned Seeking.com (Seeking Arrangement) because it is pretty much the go-to website for babies and daddies who are looking for this type of relationship.
Babies seeking to use the site can actually sign up free of charge, while daddies generally need to pay a monthly subscription to maintain a premium membership. If you are looking for a relationship like this, Seeking.com is pretty much the number one, go-to type website in this category. The site has pretty good reviews, though there are certainly references to it being a bit ‘shady' at times. Some girls have left reviews saying that they felt like they were treated more like ‘hookers' than ‘a girlfriend who wants to create an arrangement with an older, more successful man,' but there are also people who report good experiences from the site.
Either way, if you are looking to potentially meet other people who are into the sugar-baby or sugar-daddy lifestyle, this is a site specifically dedicated to them.
Is It Worth It?
I've read mixed reviews about whether women consider this kind of relationship worth it. Some girls do not like the idea of dating a man just because he gives her money or pays for things for her. But there are also a certain number of girls who really enjoy it. They see it as a marketable skill that pays very well… and they aren't wrong. I've read of girls who get paid thousands of dollars every month as an ‘allowance,' to spend just two or three days/nights a month with their sugar daddy. And sometimes, these arrangements do not even involve having sex.
Of course, every relationship is different. It all depends on the person and the context.
One thing that may be important to think about is that, yes, this can be a very profitable lifestyle/gig… and you can find very profitable arrangements if you fit the right person's type and taste. But at the same time, this is not the kind of gig that everyone is going to like. Such a gig can obviously interfere with personal relationships and can have consequences for a person's life.
For example… can a girl be a sugar baby and date for love as well? As a sugar baby, the relationships is not necessarily about love. It is an arrangement. That may make it a bit more difficult for people in this lifestyle to find dating partners who are ‘ok' with what they do.
But then again… this type of work is not nearly as taboo as it used to be, either. For all intents and purposes, it looks very much like you are just spending time with someone in exchange for gifts. Nothing more. Sometimes you go on vacation with them, they take you out to dinner, and the relationship may even turn sexual. In any case, nobody is required to do anything they are not comfortable with, and the arrangement generally only continues if both sides are getting what they desire out of the deal.
My Personal Feelings About Becoming A Sugar Baby As A Side Hustle
Personally, I feel like this side hustle is not for everyone. But it could be an awesome gig for the right person. If you are attractive, young, socially adept, and interested in giving it a try, it may be a good thing to test out for yourself. You would, of course, want to be careful and use common sense. Safety is the number-one concern. But for the most part, the worst thing that can happen is that one or both of the parties do not feel that it is a good fit.
With that being said… some arrangements turn out to be wonderful for both people, and last for years. I have read reviews of girls getting their entire college education paid for by richer men who simply desired someone young and beautiful to spend time with.
It is a profession that has been around for a long time. This is just the modern rendition of it… and it actually grows in popularity as time goes on.
If you feel that this may be the right kind of side hustle for you, give it a try!
But at the same time, this is probably not the kind of hustle you would want to force yourself into. This is a pretty specialized type of gig, and if you do not feel like it would be fun, exciting, and pleasurable to be a sugar baby, then it may not be the type of hustle for you.
There are many reasons for why a sugar daddy would give someone an allowance to spend time with him. But at the core of the issue, it probably has more to do with companionship and the straightforwardness that exists in an arrangement such as this. Rich men don't want to waste their time playing games. Young girls could use the extra cash, and may enjoy acting as companions… and in some cases it ends up being a brilliant situation where both parties get what they've been looking for with minimal difficulty!
Our Final Opinion Of Becoming A Sugar Baby
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