“Sugar Babies”: Meet the Australian women paid a weekly allowance to date older men. They’re young, good-looking girls who are happy to date men decades their senior — in exchange for lavish gifts and a weekly pay packet.
They are the country’s “sugar babies” — women turning to websites to find a wealthy older man, or “sugar daddy”, to meet their needs, as Tineka Everaardt for A Current Affair reported last night.
Websites like sugardaddymeet.com and seekingarrangement.com persuade wealthy older men to join their matchmaking site with the message: “Doctors, lawyers, busy professionals, benefactors… Looking to support and pamper women who will treat you like a king? Interested in a discreet and mutually beneficial relationship? Time to be a Sugar Daddy!’
Sugar babies are persuaded to join the service with this message: “Struggling in the early part of your career? Want good living and finer things in life? Looking for a mature partner to pamper, mentor and take care of you – perhaps financially? You will make the perfect Sugar Baby!”
More than 140,000 Australian men and women are now seeking an arrangement through the website, according A Current Affair — and one such sugar baby, 25-year-old Vanessa Marie, told the show she earns $500 a week just for hanging out with her older companion.
In exchange for spending time with the man, a 51-year-old hotel owner, Vanessa Marie said she enjoys regular gifts and an allowance.
“We basically would meet up once a week for diner with drinks and for exchange I would get a weekly allowance,” she told the show.