Surprise, sugar daddy dating apparently doesn't involve sexual favors 100 percent of the time.
Getting yourself a sugar daddy is also a give-and-take—much like in common relationships—but with both parties staking terms from the very beginning and earning merit in this agreement.
Case in point: 24-year-old Kingston University graduate Edward Oliver, who is out of college without a job yet living an upscale lifestyle, thanks to a regular allowance from his sugar daddy for his rent and shopping money, not to mention flying all over the world without spending a single coin. The only condition his sugar daddy holds him accountable to, Oliver says, is his companionship. According to him in his interview with The Daily Mail UK, it's not sexual—it's a platonic, in-need-of-someone-to-spend-my-time-with kind. So Edward gets his designer goodies and luxury trips, while sugar daddy owns his time.
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But being mind-blown aside, let's put the question out there: Where do kids like Edward meet their sugar daddies?
The answer is not a surprise, actually. Everything you need can be found—you guessed it—online. Seeking Arrangement offers this type of service—matching people who are looking for a relationship with mutual (and multiple) benefits to accompany the whole package. Companionship for sugar daddies; a lavish lifestyle for sugar babies, or financial support if need be, especially for sugars in college (who are majority users of the site) who want to graduate minus the sky-high debt. Apart from university expenditures, it's the demands and pressure to fit in kids nowadays experience (pretty but expensive iPhone cases or Chanel bags to post on Instagram, anyone?) that sway them to an easy resort to get what they want—fast.
Candice Kashani has a similar story; she's now gotten hold of her law school diploma thanks to her sugar daddies who financed her throughout her stay in university.
With such tales, how can one not fall into this bait? While it's not entirely good nor bad, it's really up to you if you're willing to go for it. As both Edward and Candice says, it's still a job—so taking out the glamour of it all, it entails effort and energy to sustain a relationship with your sugar daddy.
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If you decide to try it out, just enjoy and go along—after all, it's what dating should be. At the end of the day, the choice is still yours.
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