Finding love should be easy. But it’s not.
It’s crazy hard. So hard, in fact, that a great many people are flocking to Sugar Daddy dating sites for companionship. And business is booming.
Dating sites such as www.seekingarrangements.com, www.whatsyourprice.com, www.sugardaddyforme.com and dozens just like them are taking advantage of the newest trend in dating: money for companionship. In the old days he would be called a John and she would be called a prostitute.
So, what’s changed? Social media, the internet and desperate people who are either too tired, too busy or too lazy to find companionship on their own.
Don’t have enough money to take that dream vacation? No worries. If you’re young, attractive and willing, go to Miss Travel (www.misstravel.com) and find yourself a “sponsor” to pay your way. Compromise (that’s what we’re calling it these days) is expected, of course.
Miss Travel is doing big business. With over 615,000 members worldwide and over half a million trips booked, there is no denying that it is filling a need. It was initially launched as a dating site over two years ago, the first in the “travel dating space,” according to founder Brandon Wade, the relationship guru behind the sugar daddy search sites, SeekingArrangement.com and WhatsYourPrice.com.
The Seeking Arrangements website boasts an astonishing clientele of over 4.5 million sugar babies, sugar daddies and sugar mommas, is active in 139 countries, and offers 8 sugar babies for one sugar daddy.
They provide a “no strings” attached matches, thereby redefining the expectations of a perfect relationship. They even provide a mobile friendly app so that you can find an “arrangement” anywhere, anytime and on any device (how convenient), and they refer to their matches as ideal relationships because they are honest, upfront and with someone who will cater to your needs.
I’m no prude, not by a long shot. But I, like so many, find the thought of an older man paying a young woman half his age to date him, rather a repugnant and pathetic proposition.
Have men just lost all hope of finding a suitable mate?
Have women lost all sense of self-worth, character and boundaries?
Is no one looking for love anymore?
And when does dating become prostitution?
The lines are blurred, and truth be told, as long as it’s between consenting adults, no children or animals involved, and no one gets hurt, I don’t really care.
The fact is, I’m in favor of legalizing prostitution. I’ve never believed that the law could stand between whatever a man/woman would want to pay for pleasure. Legalize it, regulate it, and tax it! Bam! That would put a nice dent in the city’s coffers.
If this is progress, then who am I to judge? I don’t begrudge anyone getting what they want. If it works for you, do it.
But when you are exchanging a service for money, don’t call that dating. Call it a business transaction, a pay for play, or perhaps a gentleman’s agreement.
Dating is when two people meet for the purpose of finding love, commonality, respect, loyalty and companionship. They put in the time, the vulnerability, the compromise and the love. Its hard work, and it can be heartbreaking. But if you get lucky, you hit the jackpot, and it won’t cost you a bloody fortune.
The only price you will pay is with your heart. Just as it should be.
I’m not yet ready to abandon the old ways of finding love and companionship. Nor can I accept a pay for play coupling as a bonafide relationship. Please tell me I’m not the last one standing.