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‘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.

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The Seeking Arrangements website

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".

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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.