We want to make it as easy as possible for you to introduce your family and friends to your life in the Sugar Bowl, if that’s a step you’re ready to take. Whether you’re the type of person to divulge every detail of your dating life, or you’re more reserved, you should feel comfortable — not like you have something to hide.
Follow these tips to begin the conversation with the people in your life whom you’re ready to share your Sugar experiences with. Because of that, we want to make it as easy as possible to talk to your friends and family about your Sugar life, especially if it is something they haven’t experienced for themselves.
Preparation is key when bringing up your Sugar life to loved ones. If you have a feeling they might not understand Sugar dating, be prepared to have to answer a lot of questions. It helps to plan your talking points ahead of time. Although the conversation likely won’t fit your ideal script, at least you will be able to get your main points across.
You’ve made the active step to let your friends or family know about your Sugar life, so now it’s time to decide just how much you are comfortable sharing. You are not obligated to share every detail of your personal life with anyone, but it will probably feel good to let those closest to you know about your preferred style of dating. Set boundaries for yourself and only discuss what feels right for you. Use these discussions as a time to educate others on Sugar dating instead of feeling like you need to give them a complete rundown of your personal dating life.
If you have to talk to grandma or your super traditional parents, you might want to stay clear of bringing up Sugar dating terms immediately, as they might not understand them or, have old-fashioned ideas of what they may mean. For example, instead of saying Sugar Baby or Sugar Daddy, you can tell them you’re dating a new young woman or seeing a successful older man.
The reason most people don’t agree with Sugar dating is because they don’t understand it. Keep in mind, they may have their own ideas about the Sugar life, but it is up to you to let them know what it’s all about. Being vocal about Sugar helps people outside the lifestyle to better understand what Sugar dating is and more importantly what it isn’t.
You don’t owe it to anyone to discuss your private life and the way you date, but whether you choose discretion or confession, you should always own your Sugar status. It may not be the way everyone decides to find relationships, but, hey, you’re not everyone. You’re you, and you should be proud of that.
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