A dating site for those seeking sugar daddy/sugar babe types of relationships. SugarDaddie.com aims to connect high earners, millionaires, and successful business people with those who want to meet them.
SugarDaddie.com caters to Sugar Daddies (male) and Sugar Babes (female) mainly in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. Established in 2002, they profess to be a high quality site for well-off men to meet beautiful women. Visitor demographics show that female members outnumber men by around 2 to 1.
First you will need to make it through the set-up, the buzz kill of profiles being limited to one person only (where does that leave anyone with fantasies about twins?), and the fact that a paid membership is required to do anything but sit and look pretty.
If you are still interested, and armed with a credit card to pay your membership fees, you will enter a world in which about 2000 potential Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babes are active on the site at any given time.
At least 75% of the profiles come with accompanying pictures (although members are limited to 3 pictures in total) and the site is feature-light enough to be extremely easy to maneuver. In fact there really isn't much to see or do other than wander through profiles and focus on connecting with that potential someone special.
Sign up seems simple enough: answer if you're male or female, if you're looking for a Sugar Daddy/Sugar Babe relationship or something else, and fill in an “about me” section. There are even some suggestions for writing a successful introduction that includes your favorite holiday destination, what you do for a living, and what your hobbies are.
The catch is that if you don't include enough of the suggestions in your writing that your profile will be denied. Not only will it be denied, but your account will also be erased, all without a single email sent to you saying so. You will find out when you innocently go to log in and your username and password just mysteriously stops working (or at least that's been my experience). So, fill in as many hobbies and dinner entrees as possible, it will save on headaches and having to scrape up a different email address to sign up twice.
After you've included the entire table of your dream dinner in your description (hoping that your potential dream match doesn't read it assume you're more interested in food than them), all you have to do is hit submit and wait. Profiles are approved (or not) within 24 hours.
SugarDaddie.com defines a Sugar Daddy/Babe relationship as a “close, yet non committed relationship with an affluent man who is a mentor/benefactor or friend to a woman.” If that sounds like something worthy of paying for a membership, then read on:
With a free membership you can log in, create your profile, read online dating tips, add people to your “hot list” (assuming that you think they are hot), and search for matches.
To do more, mainly message others or read messages sent from others, you will need to pay your choice of one month for $29.99 or multiple months for a discount. On the upside they promise that there is no automatic renewal, and that the only way you will be billed again is if you are so in love with the site that you ask them to charge you once more.
Before even becoming a member you can peruse its profile directory to see if there is anyone worth all of that hard work of typing away to create a profile of your own. Of course, if you would like to click on an interesting profile to explore it further you will have to log in first.
There is a basic search available to all members that will allow you to look for a potential Sugar Daddy or Babe by utilizing the criteria of location, ethnicity, age, body type, height, hair color, if they have a photo, and if they smoke or drink.
If you see someone you like, click the “hot button” on their profile to add them to your hot list. In addition there is the “reverse hotlist” to see who has placed you on their hotlist, a listing of the newest members, and a place to save your favorite searches.
There are four forums, of which three are still down for maintenance the last time I checked. The remaining forum, which asks the question, “What does it mean to be a Sugar Daddy or Sugar Babe?” hasn't had a post added since sometime in June 2010, although to be fair it seemed fairly active between 2005 and 2010. Maybe people just got bored or it was down for maintenance for so long that it became defunct.
SugarDaddie.com caters to those seeking the stereotypical "sugar daddy" relationship; namely an older wealthy, gentleman dating a young beautiful woman. Those who fully understand this concept are most likely to find success. The site itself is easy to use and offers an open and transparent pricing plan.
On the downside, they don't offer a profile validation service, so you have no idea if that person really does make $1 million dollars. In addition some sections do appear to be a badly maintained and low budget, yet it still has a ton of activity. How can that many members all be wrong?
By Tara Miller
- Sugardaddie.com is one of the longest-established and most popular sites within this category
- It has a simple, yet functional layout without too many "bells and whistles" - ideal for those who are busy
- No nasty surprises with auto-renewals - the site doesn't re-bill you unless you want them to
- There are no verification of details such as photos, identity or income - you have to trust anything you read at face value
- A plus for men, but a minus for the ladies - women outnumber men by around 2 to 1