Even though sugar daddy dating has gotten more popular in recent years, a lot of people still have doubts about the legitimacy of having a sugar daddy—many people assume that it can’t possibly be a healthy relationship if it’s based on money. But the results of a new study provide a pretty solid foundation for why sugar daddy dating and the relationships that stem from it can actually be pretty successful.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, conducted five experiments on nearly 900 participants and found that the majority of straight men took a hit to their self-esteem if their partner succeeded, such as if their partner made more money than they did. “Men automatically interpret a partner’s success as their own failure, even when they’re not in direct competition,” said the study’s lead researcher. Women, on the other hand, actually felt better about their relationship overall if their man was successful and their self-esteem was not affected by their partner’s success.
This study just goes to show that men want and are satisfied with being the provider in a relationship, and sugar daddy dating allows them to live out that desire. In the same regard, women still seem to favor a man who is successful, both emotionally and financially. It’s like women are still naturally drawn to a man with the financial means to be the strong provider in the relationship. With sugar daddy dating, both parties are getting what they want. Judging by this research, it’s no wonder that so many sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships are so successful, and can even lead to committed, exclusive, and long-term relationships.
What do you think: Would you ever consider dating someone who was less successful than you?
McAteer, A., “Successful woman seeks supportive boyfriend: an impossibility, study says,” The Globe and Mail web site, August 29, 2013; http://goo.gl/XB92hw.