Thinking about the term “sugar daddy” can make many people think about specific — and not-so-flattering — images.
INSIDER talked to Carl Foster, a real-life sugar daddy to find out what the lifestyle is actually like.
As it turns out, it involves a lot more work from both parties than one might expect.
Carl Foster is a 60-something business owner, radio host, television personality, and father of six.
He also happens to be a sugar daddy.
Foster became a sugar daddy in the same way most people get involved with any relationship — by joining some dating apps after his divorce. But he wasn’t satisfied with the conventional options available, so he tried Seeking Arrangement — an app that helps potential sugar babies and daddies create “arrangements” — and found that it was much more to his liking.
He liked it so much, in fact, that he was invited to be a panelist at the Seeking Arrangement Sugar Baby Summit held in New York City in April. INSIDER attended the summit and spoke with Foster to find out what people always get wrong about sugar daddies. And, as it turns out, there are a lot of misconceptions.
Being a sugar daddy doesn’t always mean paying for sex.
Foster carefully vets each person who sends him a message on the app. He does this because he’s looking for something that he describes as “real” — not a serious relationship, per se, but something that at least emulates the hallmarks of traditional dating.
“A lot of times when you get responses, you can tell that they’re just looking to get paid for sex,” Foster told INSIDER. “And I don’t want that. I’m looking for an honest relationship that can maybe lead to something with no strings attached.”
Foster was drawn to Seeking Arrangement because, to him, …read more
Source:: Business Insider