A Sugar Daddy School in Manhattan was hosted by SeekingArrangement.com on Friday.
As one can imagine, a lot of young women were interested in this gathering and were getting tips on how to hook a rich man.
New York Daily News reports that more than 100 women attended the “Sugar Baby Summit.” Some of the many tips doled out by experts at the four-hour training at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen included not having sex with a sugar daddy on the first date, listen to what the sugar daddy says on the first date even if it’s dreadfully boring, have financial conversations about your needs — but not too much. More advice in the “Sugar Daddy School” involve realizing that one-third of the men signed up are married on Seeking Arrangement, and don’t view yourself as an “escort.”
SeekingArrangement.com has 4.5 million members in the U.S. since the site was launched in 2006. CEO Brandon Wade doesn’t want people to think that the kind of man who’s on the site is an “old, lecherous, horny, old man. That’s what people think he is. It’s a stereotype. Stereotypes die hard.”
The average man on the site, who normally showers women with money and gifts, is 40-years-old and makes about $250,000 a year.
Wade says both men and women join the sugar daddy site “for a reason.” This typically means companionship for men while women enjoy having someone that “can take care” of them.
“They want to learn how to get the most out of life. Why settle for less when you can aim for much more?”
A 25-year-old woman named Chelsea didn’t want to give her last name, but she told Daily News while attending the Sugar Daddy School summit that dating rich men is basically a “business.”
“It’s a business to me. This is my job. I consider it acting. I used to work 60 hours a week at a restaurant. I went on one date; he gave me $1,000 on the first date and I never looked back.”
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old flight attendant from Atlanta — “Alexis” — says going on SeekingArrangement.com has changed her life.
“It has enriched my life. I was over my head in $35,000 in debt. He paid all of it off for Valentine’s Day.”
Lastly, 28-year-old, Dakota, says she gets $10,000 a month from a 50-year-old man for rent and as spending money.
“For me, it’s just me wanting to date someone who is successful. I’m not a whore. I’m not a gold-digger, but I do have standards.”
It looks like the Sugar Daddy summit offered in Manhattan might turn out some new candidates for wealthy men seeking “companionship.”
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