Dating a sugar daddy is a dream for many young women. Enjoying life’s little perks, a sugar daddy helps pay for his sugar baby’s clothing, shoes, accessories, trips, bills, and rent. Yes, it’s quid pro quo: dating a sugar daddy means making him feel younger and being his eye candy and his bedspring kiss.
When it comes to the modern-day sugar daddy, few could compete with Anna Nicole Smith. When the 27-year-old stripper wed her 89-year-old oil tycoon, many said she’d landed the ultimate sugar daddy. Her reversal of fortune is what legends are made of. She was, in many people’s eyes, the ultimate gold digger, selling herself out for the almighty dollar.
Acceptance of the sugar daddy lifestyle all depends on the address, though. It’s one thing for a poor girl hailing from a small Texas town to land a sugar daddy. Finding a wealthy benefactor to bankroll your extravagant lifestyle while making a mountain out of a molehill on reality shows like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County”—well, that’s a totally different story!
Yes, the stereotype of a sugar daddy has changed. No longer is he a wealthy, wheelchair-bound elderly man or a sports car-driving geriatric with a bad comb over. Today’s sugar daddy is a much younger millionaire looking for the same things as everyone—to find a young, intelligent, creative, outgoing, vibrant, beautiful, and sexy woman he can lavish and connect with.
The modern American sugar daddy is 39 years old and earns around $273,000; that gives his sugar baby $5,100 a month, or over $61,000 per year. The new millennium sugar daddy in Canada is 38 years old, makes about $271,000, and helps out his sugar babe to the tune of $4,300 per month. Sun-kissed sugar daddies in Australia average just 40 years of age and earn approximately $223,679 annually. Sugar babes Down Under can look forward to taking home over $3,500 per month.
While those looking in may disapprove of age gap dating and see it as being doomed to fail, for those actually involved in age gap dating, the age difference can provide more benefits than challenges; if it even matters at all.
Thanks to medical advancements with erectile dysfunction, dating a sugar daddy can lead to amazing (mostly) spontaneous sex! New fertility treatments also mean women can have children later in life.
While dating a sugar daddy can mean a younger woman could end up taking care of her much older man later in life, chances are they were both aware of this eventuality when they first met.
At the same time, and let’s be honest here, sometimes there is an agreed upon trade-off. The sugar babe gets to enjoy all the perks and privileges of being with her sugar daddy and understands that she will care for her sugar daddy later in life, knowing he will take care of her financially.
Dating a sugar daddy has its ups and downs, just like any relationship. For relationships to succeed, regardless of age, couples need to connect emotionally and physically, feel free to be themselves, be vulnerable, know they can make mistakes, and be accepted unconditionally. Sugar daddies and sugar babies need to have fun, grow, and change together.