Members understand that sugar babies are seeking monetary allowances and gifts in exchange for companionship and intimacy, the site says.
“Forget reading in between the lines, our members know what they want.
The site notes: “Sugar Babies are an expense that must be accounted for.” Under state law, “A person 18 years of age or older is guilty of prostitution when such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.” When asked whether the sugar baby relationships could violate laws against prostitution, a spokeswoman for the site said in an email: “Sugar Babies are not sex workers because they are not working, charging rates or being paid for time.” “Sex workers are paid for sexual services.
According to Seeking Arrangement.com, the “sugar lifestyle” levels the dating playing field by treating its sugar babies and sugar daddies as two partners, negotiating.
She said she believes there is no one true path for a relationship, and doesn’t understand why there is a taboo about women seeking men with resources.
“In the animal kingdom, that is how it works,” she said.
“The cost of grad school is definitely crushing, as is undergrad, but I wouldn’t say it coerced me into being a sugar baby; it coerced me into finding a way to make it work, and this happened to be a way of doing that for me,” she said.
According to a 2014 study by Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists, a college degree does not guarantee career success the way it once did, either. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports the workforce grew by 45.4 million jobs between 19, but union membership declined by 2.9 million in that same period.