Why It Pays to Be the “Other Woman” This Valentine’s Day

Tomor­row may be Valentine’s Day, but it turns out that today is just as impor­tant if you’re dat­ing a sugar daddy who’s mar­ried, because Feb­ru­ary 13 has report­edly become known as “Mis­tress Day.” Since mar­ried men who are hav­ing an affair will pre­sum­ably be win­ing and din­ing their wives on Valentine’s Day, the major­ity of them will be spend­ing the day before spoil­ing their mis­tresses and secret sugar babies.

Accord­ing to a recent sur­vey, nearly three-quarters (71%) of the mar­ried men polled said they’ll be spend­ing Feb­ru­ary 13 with their mis­tress so that Feb­ru­ary 14 is left free for their wife, dous­ing any sus­pi­cions of their illicit affair. Of that 71%, 42% of them will be in a hotel with their mis­tress, and over a third (35%) will be tak­ing her to a pub.

While sugar babies lose out on get­ting to spend the actual day with their sugar daddy, they do get the bet­ter end of the deal when it comes to gifts. The sur­vey revealed that 81% of the cheat­ing men are plan­ning to spend up to $500.00 on Valentine’s Day gifts for their mis­tress, but 55% will spend less than half of that on their wife.

The sur­vey also found that among men who are hav­ing an affair, the most pop­u­lar Valentine’s Day gifts for their mis­tress are still jew­elry or sexy lin­gerie. Inter­est­ingly, we also asked EarnTheNecklace.com read­ers about what kind of gifts they want from their sugar daddy this year, and the major­ity said some­thing from Tiffany & Co. Mean­while, most wives will just be get­ting flow­ers or perfume.

What do you think: If your sugar daddy is mar­ried, will you be spend­ing the day before Valentine’s Day with him?


Lon­don, B., “For­get Valentine’s Day, it’s MISTRESS DAY today: On 13 Feb­ru­ary cheat­ing men spend £200 more on illicit girl­friends than on wives,” Daily Mail web site, Feb­ru­ary 13, 2014; http://goo.gl/eSSQ7m.

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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.