Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life crisis – trading the Honda in for a Porsche and the wife for a younger model?Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.I love the idea of Richard Gere bankrolling my shopping trips to Selfridges every weekend, and I can’t see much wrong with two consenting adults agreeing to a relationship that suits them both.But am I being naive in thinking sugar daddy dating is simply a case of click and collect, or are online arrangements one step away from selling yourself to the highest bidder?‘The people on them are all there for the same thing as opposed to dating sites where you don’t know what people’s intentions are.‘Each relationship is different but I’m very upfront about the money – the girls are there for financial help and the guys because they want someone young and hot – it’s an open arrangement.’ The downside?
Sugar daddy dating as been around for years, long before the internet or dating sites.
I was asked, within three message exchanges, by a man from Solihull, my thoughts on anal sex (dinner first, at least please) and invited out for lunch by an elderly gentleman who lived in Yorkshire who then sent me a picture of himself holding a fish with a message ‘joking’ about how tight Yorkshire men were with money.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was a post-modern comment on the randomness of online dating or if he was a victim of early onset dementia. Meanwhile their profiles demanded ‘you will be slim, attractive and available for lunchtime meet-ups’.
Here’s what I wrote on my profile – ‘I am a positive, fun-loving girl from London looking to meet somebody for good times, interesting conversation and plenty of fun.
‘I’m open-minded and non-judgmental so have no issue with somebody who might have other commitments, what is important to me is that when we are together the time we share is inspiring and fun-filled!