It came to almost ,000.“That’s when I started thinking, I could just stop all of this stuff — school, drama, all of this — I could just go off with him and everything would be fine,” she said. Some are shorter than others, but she has to remind herself that she isn’t doing this for fun. When it’s time to end a relationship, some of her clients aren’t in the most stable places in their lives. He is in his 50s with a son close to her age.“He is just like the guy from ‘Up’,” she said.
She is doing this to pay for school.“They’re not as long as I’d like them to be,” she said. Although she tries to keep an emotional connection to a minimum, there are some clients who want to the relationship to become more serious. “He genuinely likes me, and that sometimes scares me.”But she can’t do this for the rest of her life.
Before the UGA student started her new lifestyle, she checked the activity’s legality and found nothing broke the law.
Though sometimes it’s hard for others to see how the lines are drawn among other similar activities.“Strippers dance and take off their clothes,” she said.
She may not go to church as often as she was taught, but the sugar baby, who went to Catholic school for 14 years, still considers herself to be religious.“I pray,” she said. Her first regret would be her study habits from freshman year.“The reason why I’m in this situation is because I didn’t crack down,” she said.
“I always think, ‘What if I studied more my freshman year, would I be here now? But when it’s her time to have children, she doesn’t want her child’s fate to be the same as hers.“Sometimes I’ll just lay there and look up at the ceiling and think about how much I want to cry,” she said.
But after exhausting several other options, becoming a sugar baby didn’t seem so bad for a 20-year-old girl trying to pay her way through college.“After my freshman year, I got really depressed,” she said. She applied to local restaurants, but came up short since many places were already booked for the summer.
I was really afraid because my parents are super strict, so I couldn’t tell them.” Her next step was to find a way to make extra cash.
Seeking is an online dating website that specializes in connecting young people with potential “benefactors” who will financially support them.
The website is the largest “sugar daddy” dating website with over 2.7 million users worldwide, and 42 percent of the Sugar Baby members are college students.
And becoming involved with men that would pay her to be in relationships with them never crossed the University of Georgia student’s mind until a friend inspired the idea.“One of my friends made a joke saying, ‘You should just become a sugar baby,’” she said.