Generally, a sugar baby will provide his or her mama or daddy with attention, romantic actions (going on dates, kissing, and so forth), deep emotional connections (both at the level of friendship and romance), and sexual activity. It’s common for sugar babies to sugar as a form of paying for expenses, often their need to pay for school or maintain a nice apartment. Last, the sugar baby may bring his or her partner to events, including weddings and work parties, both as a “friend” and under the pretense that they are romantic lovers.
Almost 2 million users have an account on the membership-driven website. Data indicates that there are around 7,500 users active every day. The website indicates that some 75% of members are sugar babies, with 25% representing the proportion of sugar daddies.
SuccessfulMatch.com, a platform that handles billing and payment for various dating websites, owns SugarDaddyMeet. SuccessfulMatch also operates other websites, including BiCupid, OlderWomanDating, and MillionaireMatch.
The site functions by allowing users to see each other’s profiles, so that they can find similar members to have a relationship with. Profiles include photos, information on what kind of relationship the user is looking for, and other related info. Users can search for members with specific characteristics they’re looking for.
When you first make an account, you fill out a form that lists your gender and age, and whether you’re searching for a sugar baby or a sugar daddy. (Unfortunately, the site does not allow for women to sign up as sugar mamas, or for men to sign up as sugar babies.) You list the country, and, if desired, the region you live in. This information is eventually used to make your user profile. Profiles supply information on the person, as well as their recent activity on the website and comments made about them by other users. They also show the answers to entertaining questions designed to understand that user better.
Once you’ve filled out this information, you agree to the policies:that you upload only high-quality pictures—users may be blocked from their services otherwise—and that everyone involved be at least eighteen. Abuse, catfishing, spam and fraud are forbidden, as is using the site for “escort services.” Finally, you can make your own account, using either your Facebook or your email address.
One month costs fifty dollars (USD); three months is thirty per month; and six months is twenty-four dollars a month. You can pay for services with debit, credit, PayPal, or cash. Further, you can receive a gold membership by engaging with the site: sharing advice for dating, suggesting how the website can be improved, and so on.
The website offers a section for dating tips: general dating advice, tips for first dates, and tips for greater safety (info on scammers, being sexually responsible, etc.). The section on advanced dating tips even includes advice for various scenarios: interracial dating, dating during the holidays, dating when children are involved, etc.
Additionally, users can submit blog posts asking for help, discussing sugar relationships, and offering advice. There’s a more traditional forum, which has much of the same, and a testimonials section. Customer support is free, and is offered twenty-four hours a day over the phone, via email, and live support.
Security and privacy
Members can hide their email address, which creates greater security for all parties. They can hide their profile pic or other pictures, and create albums that can only be accessed by certain groups. You can block abusive users, and report users who appear seem shady or like scammers.
Altogether, these features ensure that there are few fake accounts. Even profiles that are legitimate, but of low quality—for example, those that don’t have good pictures—are suspended until the user supplies better photos.
Design and usability
Other features of the website make it fun and delightful. The Let’s Meet tool is adds an element of fun and excitement to the experience. The section in which users are prompted to include fun info about themselves is as usfl as it is entertaining.