‘I could never go back to a nine to five’: This student dropped out of Coventry to become a full time sugar baby
They met on Seeking Arrangements
Imagine a life where all you had to do was keep a much older man company in exchange for an "allowance". Imagine if you didn’t have to worry about student loan, buying a car, or getting your nails done because you had a Sugar Daddy to pay for it.
According to the BBC, a quarter of a million girls are using Sugar Daddies in exchange for lavish living. We spoke to a former Coventry student who dropped out to become a full time Sugar Baby. She asked to remain anonymous.
How long have you been doing this?
It all started in 2015 when I applied for university. I was 18. Student Finance told me I would be receiving £3500 for the year and I was applying for jobs, but had no success. I hate asking for help, especially as my mum is a single mother so I became desperate. I came across a website called "Seeking Arrangements", which is sort of like a Sugar Daddy/Sugar Baby Tinder. I heard about it from a friend and thought, let me give this a try.
I set up a profile and within a week my inbox was flooding with messages. I took interest in one man in particular because he shared the same interests as me, according to his profile. We both had a passion for travel and as I was studying Travel and Tourism at university, I realised that he could push me closer to my dreams.
I took the risk and accepted his offer to meet him in Florida which was an all expenses paid trip. He paid me £3000 for staying the week with him and we stared travelling together regularly. When I realised how quick and easy it was to make money from the site, I decided when I got back to drop out of uni and pursue it full time.
Why do you do this?
I do this because it’s an easy way of making money. I don’t have to work for stupid £7 an hour when I can make £400 for 15 minutes, do you get what I mean? I have a 17-plate Mercedes and my own flat, all of which wouldn’t have happened if I had stayed at university. I’m very happy with my life. Happier than I have ever been.
Do your parents know?
Yes, I ended up telling my mum and she’s fine with it. All she said was: "protect yourself, don’t get pregnant".
What exactly do these relationships entail?
Well, it depends. Some just want company, someone to talk to. Others want eye candy and the majority want well, you know, more. All I know is whether its just for a drink, or for a night, I’m not providing anything for free.
When people argue 'you’re basically a prostitute', how does that make you feel?
I don’t care. I couldn’t care less. I’m not a prostitute, because I actually get to know the men I sleep with and it's never a one off. This is an arrangement, so it’s like a business deal. Personally, I think there are a lot of morals behind this. This is my job. Some want to stack shelves, I would rather do this.
Will you ever stop?
I’m not sure. I’ve been saving up if I’m honest, so I might do, just not anytime soon because I have bills to pay. All I know is, I can’t ever go back to a shitty 9-5 job ever again.