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As crazy as it seems, despite the increasing popularity of the sugar baby lifestyle in the US, very little research has explored the intricacies of sugar dating. Yet, in recent years, studies have started to look beyond media-obscured views to garner a true insight into the dynamics of the sugar baby-sugar daddy/momma arrangement.
In the not too distant past, the mere concept of ‘sugar babies’ was met with much social disdain. Largely misunderstood as a ‘form of prostitution’ rife amongst college girls, broadcasting proliferated adverse, skewed ideas into mainstream perceptions. Sugar babies were largely viewed as vulnerable young women, a product of the recession and their exorbitant student debt.
Fast-forward to the 2020s. Society in the thick of fourth-wave feminism with the #MeToo movement sending powerful messages across mass media, informed and insightful research on the sugar lifestyle is coming to light. Fundamentally, ‘digitally driven’ empowerment of women has provided a foundation to cushion the connotations of ‘openly commodified relationships.’ The good news? With social stigma progressively reaching towards alleviation and online dating more popular than ever, it’s never been easier to become a sugar baby.
All this considered, how do we define sugar dating now? What is a sugar baby? Moreover, what do sugar babies do?
Much of the misconceptions surrounding the transactional ignores that monetary arrangements and negotiations of whatever kind are a typical trait of all relationships. Ergo, first and foremost, contrary to decades of contempt, being a sugar baby is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Passing the baton back to the people, the most up-voted definition for ‘sugar baby’ on ‘Urban Dictionary’ is: ‘A young female or male who is financially pampered/cared for by a sugar daddy or sugar mama in exchange for companionship.’ Yet, that isn’t to say that there is no emotional element to a sugar romance. Taking individual experience into account, relationships of this nature are often extremely satisfying for those involved.
While the sugar daddy or momma enjoys the companionship and – in some cases – sexual fulfilment, through an ‘intensified girlfriend experience’ on stress-free consented terms, the sugar baby is largely in control of the arrangement, its particulars, and the level of emotional investment she wishes to make. A good sugar match can certainly last long-term.
If you browse the Web for alternative or easy ways to make money, sugar dating is likely to rank highly in your search results. Remember, there’s no way to put a price on your ‘worth’ as a woman or a person; that isn’t what a sugar baby allowance is about. Rather, consider your allowance as a form of self-employed income and set your rates in accordance with industry averages.
According to figures collected by global sugar dating advice services, as of 2019, in cities across the US, girls charge between $300 and $500 for each date. Those experienced ladies with an established rep in the field can earn anything up to $1800.
Alternatively, given that most sugaring arrangements go on to be long-lasting relationships, it makes sense for an allowance to be paid monthly. In such cases, women in busy business cities can expect to earn between $2000 and $1000, while urban area income ranges from $1000 to $5000.
That’s not to mention that many sugar babies are also showered with luxury gifts from designer handbags and shoes to expensive jewellery, cash, and college tuition. As with all self-employment, your potential pay-packet is largely up to you.
What do you have to do for the money? Once you meet a match, arrangement specifics vary depending on the needs of both people. Sugaring generally involves meeting your sugar momma or daddy for an agreed number of times per month. This may be a regular occurrence or may entail your accompaniment to events on sporadic calendar dates.
Any dates that provide companionship, from dinner dates to Broadway theatre shows, important career events, and cost-free holidays are all typical excursions for babies, often with spending money thrown in, too.
Keep in mind that sugaring can be both sexually intimate and platonic. Be sure you’re clear about what you’re looking from your initial connection and lay down your boundaries.
If you’re tempted to get in the sugar bowl, there are effortless ways to connect with older, wealthy men and women. Of course, it isn’t easy to meet a sugar daddy or momma by chance in your local area, but online dating makes the process simple.
Don’t be tempted to join a well-known, over-subscribed dating service. Instead, join a specialised website that serves your area of the US. There, you can be sure all the daddy’s and momma’s online are seeking someone like you for a mutually beneficial arrangement. Break the ice with initial chat room messages before dates IRL.
Whatever you’re looking for from the sugaring experience, you can make it happen by meeting men and women online. Lay out all your requirements and boundaries on the table, along with your fees, and meet a good sugar match from the security of an online chat room. Self-assured and confident, you’ve got what it takes to be a successful sugar baby.