Posts tagged "sugar daddies"

Refined Sugar: Paying For Love In 2013

When I published my second novel, Bought, I was anxious to promote it. The book was my attempt to fictionalize a lot of research I’d done for a magazine story about hookers and also a way to examine the lives of women who weren’t quite prostitutes because they didn’t, say, spread their legs for wads of cash but…

By: Anna David / April 16, 2013

Sex With Older Men For Gifts And Money? Vanity Fair’s Sugar Baby Couldn’t Go Through With It

Writer Melanie Berliet wanted to take the plunge, quit her day job, and pursue freelance writing full-time. No steady paycheck, no health insurance, no safety net. So Berliet joined SeekingArrangements.com, a site which pairs young, female 20-something “sugar babies” with rich, older, male “sugar daddies” for a relationship based on gifts, including luxury items and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2010

Meow! Google Restricts Cougar Dating Sites From Its Searches

Google has gone cougar-hunting. The search engine has classified “cougar” dating sites like CougarLife.com as “non-family safe” and banned them from its content pages. Google ads appear on over 6,700 websites, including biggies like YouTube and MySpace.

Sad news for Samantha Jones indeed — but unfortunately Google has a glaring double standard if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2010

What’s The Difference Between Having A Sugar Daddy & Prostitution?

This weekend’s New York Times Sunday Magazine had a lengthy feature on SeekingArrangements.com, an online dating site which matches affluent men (or at least men willing to shill out what money they have) with women who are willing to trade companionship and often sex in exchange for money, gifts, and other perks. Half of these…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2009

Gretchen Rossi To Become Professional Gold Digger

The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi will become a professional gold digger if she takes sugar daddy matchmaking site UpscaleDaddy.com up on its offer to become their celebrity spokeswoman. The site claims it “aims to bring together beautiful women and successful wealthy men for a mutually rewarding relationship.” Sounds like Rossi, who…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 9, 2009

Girl Talk: Do Courting Rituals Make Us Whores?

I like to think that I’m reasonably independent. I’m a modern woman, following in the charming footsteps of Mary Tyler Moore (I even have a little beret, but I don’t throw it up in the air, because I’m afraid I’d lose it). I like my work tremendously. As a result, I’m inclined to regard myself…

By: Jennifer Wright / December 10, 2008

Quickies!: ‘Tis The Season For Social Drinking

It’s easy to blame winter weight gain on rich desserts and festive foods, but those holiday beverages are riddled with calories, too. These tips and Pomegranate Cosmos will help beat the winter calories. [Shine]
Beijing is experiencing a sexual revolution, in which people are swinging and having sex on the internet. [Your Tango]
Having a…

By: Annika Harris / December 2, 2008

Sugar Babies Can Finally Stop Worrying About Dating Middle-Income Guys

Yeah, we know it’s every guy’s fantasy to have a harem of his own à la Hugh Hefner’s Girls Next Door, but we didn’t realize there were droves actually attempting to make it happen. For a little more than a thousand measly bucks (measly in millionaire terms—I can barely pay my rent), rich guys ca…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 12, 2007