Sugar Daddy Sites : Who Says Money Can’t Buy Love?
It’s not difficult to see why sugar daddy sites have become one of the most popular trends in online dating in recent times. They bring together those who want and need the finer things in life, with those who have the finer things in life and are looking to share them with someone.
Not surprisingly, there are many who say these sites are simply a haven for “gold diggers” and men with more money than sense.
What is a sugar daddy? He’s a man who spoils and pampers a young woman to gain sexual intimacy or affection. “Typically” he’s a mature man who has reached a certain point in his life in terms of wealth, career and status, while the woman may be young, and looking for a financially secure partner to take care of her – without the commitment of a serious relationship.
This type of relationship doesn’t have to be between an older man and younger woman (although it usually is). It can also be between an older woman (a sugar momma) and younger guy. In either case, it’s a mutually beneficial arrangement, where one acts as a supporter or benefactor.
So which are the best sites? Here are a few we’ve looked at:
- SugarDaddie.com, 118,000+ users, 62% women / 38% men
- SeekingArrangement.com, 240,000+ users, 53% women / 47% men
- SugarDaddyForMe.com, 150,000+ users, 50% women / 50% men
- SugarDaddyMeet.com, 17,000+ users, 84% women / 16% men
- WealthyMen.com, 26,000+ users, 76% women / 24% men
Some sites, such as SugarDaddie.com have certain financial requirements that prospective sugar daddies must meet, while others such as WealthyMen.com have developed their own wealth verification systems, where male members can choose to verify their financial status and identity with the site owners.
Members who have been verified by the site gain a special seal of approval on their dating profiles, so that women can see that the financial credentials and personal identities of these men have been checked.
It’s vitally important for would be users to distinguish between sites which verify user credentials and those that leave it to the “honor system“. Other things to look out for are free complimentary membership for women – some sites will offer free membership to women they “deem to be” extremely attractive.
Less like a dating site, SeekingArrangement.com is a place where people of lower financial means can go to look for a financial donor, a rich person to support them, possibly through a tough period in their lives. Members on this site are able to say exactly what type of financial arrangement they are seeking from a prospective wealthy benefactor.
Online since 2002, SugarDaddie.com is a pioneering matchmaking site that brings together rich men, with beautiful classy women. The site has been featured
in numerous media outlets such as Dr. Phil and has gained a reputation for being one of the best sites of its kind. The site offers a free basic membership, and premium membership, which gives full access and starts at $29.99 per month.
With its classy, elegant layout, the site is very easy to use and navigate. You’ll find the member profiles are descriptive and of high quality, thanks to the vetting processes to which all profiles are subjected before they go live.
The requirements for salary start at $100,000 for the men, while there are no requirements for women. Sugar Daddy Members are located across the world; however most are from the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.
In summary, a great site for would-be sugar daddies of any age, and younger sugar babes. However if you’re a rich woman, looking for a conventional relationship a better choice would be MillionaireMatch.com.
They say the best clubs are the hardest to get in, and that could be the case with Seeking Arrangement. There’s certainly a good number of “hoops” you’ll
need to jump through before being accepted as a member here.
SeekingArrangement has its own unique profile approval process, which is not disclosed. However certain countries do seem to be blacklisted – or at the very least you’ll be routed to a different site altogether if you happen to reside in an “undesirable” location (namely not North America).
Uncompleted, photo-less profiles are also a “red flag” which can get you kicked off the site immediately.
Assuming you’ve passed the “buzz kill” of the moderators and automatic checks, once inside you’ll find it’s a pretty standard layout. People are fairly explicit about the type of financial help they are seeking or able to give, and profiles are set up so that this information is clearly in view. Member profiles are generally of very good quality – thanks to the aggressive profile moderation that’s in place.
SeekingArrangement is one of the bigger sites in this niche, with around 240,000 active users. However many will be frustrated by the difficulty of getting into the site in the first place.
Another highly popular site is Sugar Daddy For Me. Online since 2004, and with a massive global database of eligible wealthy men, and pretty single women this site is a good all round choice for those seeking a wide selection of people.
Free standard membership is available which will allow you access, and to create a basic profile. To contact other members, you’ll need to upgrade to Silver membership which costs $33.90.
The site offers a number of ways of getting in touch with other members, including sugar daddy chat rooms, sending private emails, virtual kisses, and instant chat. You get an instant preview of your activity on your own homepage.
Browsing the photo galleries is easy and the search options allow you to specify income, location, appearance and marital status of your ideal sugar daddy or sugar babe. The site also contains members who are married or in a relationship and are seeking extra marital affairs.
There’s or no verification of financial status income on Sugar Daddy For Me, so any information given in member profiles needs to be taken on trust. Female “sugar babes” are allowed to say on their profile exactly what financial assistance they desire from their prospective sugar daddy, while sugar daddies can specify what they can afford to pay.
While the community is open and active, the lack of verification does mean that “member quality” can be “a bit mixed”.
Sugar Daddy Meet is a website launched in 2007 by the Successful Match group. With the backing of a large and successful company, this site offers more in the way of standard features and gizmos that you would expect to see on any regular dating site.
Free trial membership is offered which gives you limited access to the site, and allows you to browse photo galleries and send winks and kisses to other members. Sending an email requires upgrading your membership to Gold, which will cost you $29.95.
Being a relative newcomer and as such not as established as the other sites, SugarDaddyMeet could in due course prove to be a very popular site. Its range of standard features such as live chat, blogs and forums will appeal to those more familiar with other dating sites.
SugarDaddyMeet doesn’t have any minimum requirements for men in terms of income or finances, however there is an optional verification of a member’s financial status – “certified daddies“.
In short, this is a great site if you want to delve into the world of sugar daddy personals and to have the convenience of the latest online features.
Due to the current low membership, if you’re seriously looking for a real sugar daddy, then either SugarDaddie.com or SeekingArrangement might be a better choice.
This once popular site has seen its membership dwindle in recent years. Online since 2002, WealthyMen offers a stylish and unique dating experience with a touch more class. With more than twice as many female members as male members, this is a site where affluent successful, professional men are in high demand.
Free basic membership allows you to create a profile and access the member’s area. Though if you want to contact somebody, or if you want to view other member profiles in full, including additional photos, you need to upgrade your membership to either Silver or Gold status.
WealthyMen.com has its own member verification system, where men can gain the seal of approval on their profiles, to show that their income, financial assets, photos and occupation have been checked.
Verification is entirely optional for men, though it’s claimed that verified male members receive 20 times more responses from women than unverified members.