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Not when I was 21, and certainly not as a 51-year-old divorced parent of three.
Perhaps it was my Roman Catholic background that shaped my views on relationships and love, but I used to think the sugar-daddy-sugar baby dynamic was silly and taboo.
" I just wanted some casual fun with a classy man who had it together.
As I finished creating my profile, doubts flooded my mind. While scrolling through the site a few days later, a man, John,* messaged me out of the blue.
A few weeks after signing the divorce papers, I jumped right back into the dating game with a 29-year-old I had met at a work function. By then, I was 50 with three kids and unwavering aspirations of getting my MBA. I went on a few dates here and there, but mostly they were just … It wasn't just because the men didn't look like their profile pictures.
I existed to make dinner for the kids and provide an open ear when he needed to vent.
After 15 years — six of which involved intensive marriage counseling — I finally decided to walk away.
While exploring that question, I came across Seeking Arrangement.com, a website designed to pair sugar babies with sugar daddies or mommas.
Now here was something different; something I never, ever thought I would discover. But a part of me was very curious — too curious to ignore.