Why Younger Women Want Older Men… It’s Not Just About Money

Your first answer for why younger women seek out older men is prob­a­bly money and you’re not wrong—financial sta­bil­ity does have a lot to do with it. But there’s another big rea­son why so many younger women are look­ing for a sugar daddy.

A recent sur­vey by a sugar daddy match­mak­ing web site found a direct cor­re­la­tion between the pres­ence of a bio­log­i­cal father grow­ing up and a younger woman’s deci­sion to take up the sugar baby lifestyle. From the 3,600 sugar babies polled, 62% of them grew up with­out a bio­log­i­cal father in their life. Of those, 98% admit that they’re actively look­ing for an older man that will pro­tect them, sup­port them finan­cially, and show them affection—all the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a pos­i­tive father fig­ure. More than half of these sugar babies admit that they would pre­fer a man who has at least 20 years on them.

It isn’t just absent fathers that influ­ence the appeal of an older man—13% of the sugar babies sur­veyed said that they did have a bio­log­i­cal father grow­ing up but that he was inat­ten­tive because he strug­gled with a drug and/or alco­hol addiction.

So while money may be impor­tant for sugar babies, hav­ing some­one who can fill the void of an absent father can be just as much of a dri­ving force.

“Women Seek Sugar Daddy to Replace Absent Dad, Accord­ing to Online Father’s day Sur­vey,” PRWeb web site; http://goo.gl/MDcMF, last accessed June 12, 2013.