The approach is, undeniably, direct – with a form in the profile section detailing your desired arrangement and expectation, ranging from moderate to substantial and high. Within 10 minutes of being live I had an inbox full of emails from men detailing what they’d require from me and asking what I’d expect in exchange.
‘I’d like to book you next Thursday.’ ‘My last arrangement included £250 a week, £1,000 per month long term – how does that sound?
‘After my divorce five years ago I wanted to let my hair down and have a bit of fun.
‘I wasn’t looking for a serious relationship or to spend months formally dating but I didn’t want to pay for company either.
‘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!
‘Life is too short to miss opportunities and I believe in living each day to its fullest.
’ Bloody good to be honest – oops, ignore me, just thinking aloud.
I started chatting to a ‘millionaire’ and within three email exchanges he was talking about what a strong connection he felt we had, and how he couldn’t wait to ‘make love to me’ (eurgghh). With a decent fake tan and a push-up bra, I’d wager you could bag yourself a holiday in Barbados every couple of months to boot.
‘Since then I’ve had a number of relationships with girls I have met online and, until I want something more serious, it suites my lifestyle and I have met some great people.’ So, while not being the most conventional form of dating it could be arguably one of the most honest.
Despite being looked down upon by many, some would argue there’s nothing wrong with a woman trading in on her looks and ability to laugh at jokes in exchange for shoes and rent.
At least it’s more honest than stringing someone along pretending to be in love when you’re using them as a meal ticket.
John from Sussex, a regular user of sugar daddy dating sites explains.
‘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.