Once again, college Sugar Babies and the Sugar Daddies who help them along, have become a hot topic in the media. It seems to be everyone’s favorite sugar subject which we’ve even covered on here from time to time. ABC chose to focus on co-ed Sugar Babies who are ‘Dating Off Debts’ for this special Nightline segment, which aired last week. ABC documented the lives of two SeekingArrangement.com members: Tommy, a 63 year old Sugar Daddy with several college age Sugar Babies, and 24 year old college student, Olympia.
Tommy is one of those Sugar Daddies who doesn’t take himself too seriously. He realized after three failed marriages, that a traditional relationship wasn’t working for him, and started seeking sugar. Now he is living every man’s dream at 63, and isn’t ashamed of it. One of my favorite quotes by Tommy is this: “If we’re talking about money exchanged for sex, I don’t see that this way. It’s just not a ‘wham, bam, thank you, ma’am,'” he said. “You pay somehow, somewhere for sex no matter what it is. You know, they say wives do it for refrigerators.”
This is something the media always seems to want to focus on. They just can’t seem to wrap their heads around a fantasy that seems too good to be true. It must be illegal or unsavory, if money is a part of the equation. But really how is it any different than a wife spending her husband’s money, or a man taking a woman to dinner (or vice versa)? It’s not just about the sex, and in some cases it has nothing to do with sex at all. Sugar does not mean ‘for sale’, but rather ‘I refuse to settle’. Just because the terms of the relationship and all expectations are agreed upon upfront, doesn’t justify the way the media has misconstrued the meaning of a sugar arrangement. Sounds like the perfect relationship to me.
What I love about Olympia is the way she captures the spirit of a true Sugar Baby. The media likes to make it seem like Sugar Babies are these kicked puppies who have no choice but to turn to sugar during hard times, but that is simply not the case. Most Sugar Babies I know are strong, intelligent women, like Olympia, working towards a better life and using every resource and opportunity available to them. Olympia says it best here: “I’ve got my rent paid for up to a year..I’ve gotten all the cars I’ve had, have been paid for by sugar daddies. I’ve gotten to go to the Caribbean. I’ve gotten to travel all across the nation. I just got some brand new boobs. Life’s great.”
When you put it that way, why wouldn’t you want to be a Sugar Baby? The best part of this segment is the diversity. It’s hard to convince the media that most Sugar Babies aren’t barbie dolls, and all Sugar Daddies don’t look like Hef, even if that’s the reality. It goes to show that Sugar Babies can have brains in addition to beauty, and a Sugar Daddy can really be anyone, even a Mormon.
A Special Request, From Brandon Wade
Hello Sugar Family and Loyal SA members: I need your help. A few days ago, 8 of the 13 positive reviews on Amazon.com about the “Seeking Arrangement” book suddenly disappeared, leaving most of the negative 1-star reviews that were posted by SA competitors and sugar haters. Unfortunately, the SA book which had a 4+ star rating is now rated at an unfair 2-star. I know many of you have read the book and have told me good things about it. I am asking all of you who have an Amazon.com account to help me by posting a positive review about the book (if you have read it), or about the Seeking Arrangement website. Your help and support will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you – Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO – SeekingArrangement.com
What did you think of the Nightline segment?
Do you think this segment accurately represented the sugar world?
What do you wish they would have included or done differently?