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.

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About Isabella

I was never patriotic, so when Independence Day came, the last thing on my mind was to go out and celebrate. I was bored and I was lonely, and though they weren’t my normal crowd, thesse girls were friends and family members who I grew up with. But Diana had her man, Marsha had hers, and my cousin Lisa had her own. I was the only one who was single and my taste was just too high; the kind of men they dated did not appeal to me. I wanted the executive, the entrepreneur. I was 22 and unhappy about my life. I yearned to be in a relationship; I felt I had so much to give a man, and yet I was single. My friends and I waited for cab and I was still second-guessing whether or not I really wanted to go out. While we were waiting, an older looking gentleman driving a blue pick-up truck drove up to us. As he slowed, he said, “Don’t move. I’m coming right back!” He drove off, leaving a trail of his cologne, as he sped away to drop off the construction workers sitting in the back of the truck. Literally moments later, he came back, stopped in front of us, asked us where we were going, and told us to get in. It turns out his name was Keith. After Keith dropped us off, I realized I didn’t want to stay and asked him to take me back to where he picked us up from. He turned, looked at me, and said, “You were the reason why I picked you all up. I wanted to get to know you. So, I’m happy you decided to leave with me.”