Dating a sugar daddy (or mummy): 5 things you should know

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Dating a sugar daddy

Are you tempted to use your love life to improve your bank balance? If you’re considering dating a sugar daddy (or mummy) here are 5 things that you should know first

How do you afford a little luxury when the bank account is bare? Well, judging by the number of sugar daddy websites out there, more and more people are turning to older, wealthier men – and women –  to give them the lifestyles they desire.

A mutually beneficial agreement where you get to enjoy the finer things in life – what’s not to like? But, we’re not here to try and sell the idea to you. As ever, we’re here to be honest, which is why we’ve compiled our list 5 things you need to know before you start hunting for your sugar daddy or mummy.

1. You need a thick skin

It should come as no surprise to you that some people might find your relationship a bit unusual. Age-gap relationships always attract attention (often unfairly). Even if the relationship is purely platonic (as some can be) you could well find people suggesting your partnership is less than innocent. If you’ve got a thick skin, great; if not, you might want to think again.

2. You need a back-up plan

In many ways sugar relationships are just like any other relationship. They have their ups and downs, and they often come to an end, just like ‘normal’ relationships. Don’t assume your relationship will last forever, and always have some cash put away for a rainy day. If you get dumped, all the nice clothes and trinkets in the world won’t keep a roof over your head. Make sure you’re never completely dependent on one person.

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3. You’ll be putting your life on hold

It’s worth bearing in mind that this kind of relationship isn’t forever. The whole point of it is that both parties know exactly what’s involved, and that marriage and children aren’t part of the picture. We’re not saying you can’t have fun in your 20s, 30s or 40s, and look for love in your 50s, 60s or 70s but be honest with yourself about what you really want in life.

4. You need to be ok with being ‘bought’

Maybe he or she loves you, and maybe your relationship will turn into something deeper. But likelihood is your sugar daddy or mummy will like to buy you nice things in return for you being nice to them. It’s up to you to determine what your level of ‘nice’ is but at the end of the day the relationship is what it is. Be prepared to have moments of feeling bought. It’s up to you how you deal with that!

5. Everyone’s expectations are different

If you really think that this is the kind of relationship you want to pursue, make sure you go into it knowing exactly what you want. Every sugar daddy or mummy’s expectations are different, and you need to be sure you’re clear on what kind of relationship you’re looking for to make sure you don’t get into an arrangement you’re uncomfortable with.

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