Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.I love the idea of Richard Gere bankrolling my shopping trips to Selfridges every weekend, and I can’t see much wrong with two consenting adults agreeing to a relationship that suits them both.However, there is more to it than a simple cash for sex exchange.
John from Sussex, a regular user of sugar daddy dating sites explains.
‘The people on them are all there for the same thing as opposed to dating sites where you don’t know what people’s intentions are.
Most looked more like welders from Clacton-on-Sea than hedge fund managers from Knightsbridge.
I was asked, within three message exchanges, by a man from Solihull, my thoughts on anal sex (dinner first, at least please) and invited out for lunch by an elderly gentleman who lived in Yorkshire who then sent me a picture of himself holding a fish with a message ‘joking’ about how tight Yorkshire men were with money.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was a post-modern comment on the randomness of online dating or if he was a victim of early onset dementia. Meanwhile their profiles demanded ‘you will be slim, attractive and available for lunchtime meet-ups’.