Gay Sugar Daddies, Sugar Babies Comprise Over 10% of Popular 'Sugar Dating' Site's Membership

  • metta

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    Feb 09, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    GAY SUGAR DADDIES, SUGAR BABIES COMPRISE OVER 10% OF POPULAR 'SUGAR DATING' SITE'S MEMBERSHIP


    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/02/gay-sugar-daddies-sugar-babies-comprise-over-10-of-fast-growing-site-seekingarrangementcoms-membersh.html
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    Feb 09, 2015 1:39 PM GMT
    As old as time itself, only now online.
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    Feb 09, 2015 1:48 PM GMT
    I need to check it out then.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    Gonna check that out! hahahaha icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 09, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
    icon_confused.gif I guess I must be more of a broccoli-daddy.
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    Feb 10, 2015 3:54 AM GMT
    I think that these stories tend to surface more and more as we 'the gay community' moves closer to the 'normalcy' of the straight community. This is a community that would NOT have thought of having a 20 or 30 year difference in a relationship in the past. The gay community has never cared about age difference and more but as equality has brought us closer to them (as opposed to them moving closer to 'our' norms), suddenly these age differences (much like open relationships, nudity and open sex) have become a controversial issue. If it works, don't knock it. It's more about love than it is about being close to age. The straight community and many of those that feel age and other issues need to be definitive also need to explain the 'value' of the divorce rate of over 50% in the straight community. They clearly do NOT have all the right answers so you might do well at NOT following their lead all the time!
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    Feb 10, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    It's funny. Young guys hit on me and don't care about where I work, what I drive or what I make
  • smegnificient

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    Feb 10, 2015 4:25 AM GMT
    ^^lol sure

    eb925guy saidI think that these stories tend to surface more and more as we 'the gay community' moves closer to the 'normalcy' of the straight community. This is a community that would NOT have thought of having a 20 or 30 year difference in a relationship in the past. The gay community has never cared about age difference and more but as equality has brought us closer to them (as opposed to them moving closer to 'our' norms), suddenly these age differences (much like open relationships, nudity and open sex) have become a controversial issue. If it works, don't knock it. It's more about love than it is about being close to age. The straight community and many of those that feel age and other issues need to be definitive also need to explain the 'value' of the divorce rate of over 50% in the straight community. They clearly do NOT have all the right answers so you might do well at NOT following their lead all the time!


    Call me crazy, but I have a feeling that gay relationships are on average much much shorter than straight ones. Yeah, there's the oppression and all that, but still.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 10, 2015 6:05 AM GMT
    I doubt that the phenomenon is any news whatsoever.

    What is news is that a web portal can now quantify the issue, crunch data and provide some stats for the general public.

    Successful people of any sexual orientation have tended to acquire a much younger, more difficult to get, usually very attractive partners for a very long time now. Everybody can buy a second-hand Saturn, but few can afford a Ferrari... This is an opportunity for your success and achievement to shine... .

    Now, a number of young guys out there have grown up in a very materialistic world. Permanent struggle to make the ends meet, so pervasive in many formerly "middle class" families has left indelible scars on the youth. The idea that you can be reasonably happy with anyone who provides for your material well-being may sound a bit outlandish to some of us, but to a dude who is struggling to put some food on the table while coping with a crushing amount of loans and debt accumulated at college, the idea may have quite some appeal.

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  • Beeftastic

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    Feb 10, 2015 6:06 PM GMT
    This site has been around forever, had an issue with a BF that I caught on this site like 6 years ago. It precipitated a break up. Only 10%? I would think 100% of the gay men on here were sugar types. Why is this news?
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    Feb 11, 2015 3:24 AM GMT
    smegnificient said^^lol sure

    Call me crazy, but I have a feeling that gay relationships are on average much much shorter than straight ones. Yeah, there's the oppression and all that, but still.

    Gay relationships probably are shorter primarily because there was not legal commitment to 'make' them remain in a relationship. That's one of the great things, in my opinion, that gays had over straights, if your relationship wasn't working or the dating wasn't proving to be the connection you thought, you cut your losses and move on. In a straight relationship, often marriage, you suffer through because there's many legal issues like finances, children and the in-laws! I'd rather be in a short relationship that is meaningful than in one that lasts forever and doesn't have that connection.
  • dilfforrent

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    Feb 15, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    I've tried that site a few times but it gets pretty expensive, and you don't necessarily get any sex out of it.

    On my first date with one guy, I took him on an all-expenses paid trip to Capri and Madrid, only to find him making out with guys at every club in Madrid. The only time we spend together is during the day, where I paid for his breakfast, lunch and dinner, and he was on Grindr half the time. He did give me a kiss on the cheek whenever he had to run off, but it was really not worth it.

    Another guy wanted precisely $300+ an hour just to hang out and be "seen" with me on the street/bar/club etc. It was too steep so I said no. A sexless relationship of 10 hours a week would be over $150k a year!
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    Feb 16, 2015 4:48 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif How old can you be and still register as a "sugar baby?"
  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2015 7:37 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidicon_eek.gif How old can you be and still register as a "sugar baby?"



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    oh wait...that is the answer to the meaning of life.