Until this week, “modern” sugar daddy dating was barely known in Britain.
But websites that promise to match older wealthy men with young attractive women have been thriving in America for years; one of the most popular – Seeking Arrangement.com, which bills itself as a place “where the attractive meet the affluent” – claims to have a million subscribers, with 10 women for every man.
They kept trying to fix me up with people, thinking that would make me happy.
They couldn’t understand that I liked being single and keeping low-maintenance lovers.
It was only after I spent an evening comforting a friend who had been dumped by a casual boyfriend (he had strung her along pretending he wanted more commitment than he really intended) that it dawned on me that paying to go on a date was a more honest way to conduct a non‑committal relationship.