The Shocking Number of Fathers Who Date Younger Women

We know dat­ing a sugar daddy is much more com­mon among younger women today than it was a decade ago. But you may be sur­prised to hear just how many men are turn­ing to the sugar daddy lifestyle—and how young they’re will­ing to go.

In fact, three quar­ters of sugar dad­dies (74%) are either dat­ing or have dated a woman that’s at least 20 years their junior, accord­ing to a sur­vey of 1,800 male mem­bers of a sugar daddy web site. That’s expected with sugar daddy rela­tion­ships. But what’s even more inter­est­ing is that 70% of the male par­tic­i­pants are actu­ally fathers, and nearly half (42%) of these fathers admit that they do have rela­tion­ships with younger women, or with women who are in the same age range as their own daughters.

Ever won­dered how these daughters—or even sons for that matter—feel about their father being a sugar daddy? It turns out that only 32% of sugar dad­dies have ever told their kids about their inti­mate rela­tion­ships with younger women.

These sur­vey results are a clear indi­ca­tion that, for a lot of older men, being a father doesn’t really influ­ence their deci­sion to be a sugar daddy too. A lot of sugar dad­dies have already mar­ried and had kids of their own—they’re not look­ing to set­tle down and do the fam­ily thing all over again. Kids or no kids, most sugar dad­dies are just look­ing for some­one they can have a good time with, whether it’s a romp in the sack or spoil­ing them with expen­sive gifts. All they need is a sugar baby who is will­ing to par­tic­i­pate, even if that means dip­ping their toes into a pool of even younger women.

What do you think: Would you be OK with your dad dat­ing a woman who was closer to you in age?

“Online Dat­ing Web­site Sur­vey Finds 74% of Men Have Dated Women Their Children’s Age or Younger,” PRWeb web site;, last accessed June 25, 2013.

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About Francine K

I first met Alfred when I was 38 and he was 63, on an Internet chat site. I really didn't think this was a datable person, but a wonderful friendship developed. We became chat buddies for a while and connected so well on so many levels, we decided to meet in person. We live 100 miles apart, but that has never gotten in the way of us spending time together. A passionate relationship soon grew, and oh what an amazing lover. I had some reservations about getting too involved: our age difference is 25 years, and we are in different phases in our lives; in fact he has a daughter who is older than I am. I have 2 teenage sons, a career, was building my first home, and he’s retired, owns his home, lives alone, takes a nap during the day, and enjoys a slow-paced lifestyle. I am still ambitious and will soon have the empty nest to go start my own life, as my sons are nearly independent. There is no way I want to sit down and have a retired lifestyle yet. We’ve shared a beautiful, passionate friendship for many years together. We’ve never really figured out how to plan a future together, though.