‘I am sociable, well-educated and enjoy a rich and varied social life, but would like to meet someone special who I have a connection with to share intimate moments and memorable times.
‘I’d like to meet a man who is open, kind, sensual and laid back, someone with a good sense of humour and a glass half full attitude.’ It didn’t take long for the messages to flood in but my enthusiasm was dented by the standard of ‘millionaire’.
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.
Sugar daddy dating as been around for years, long before the internet or dating sites.
Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life crisis – trading the Honda in for a Porsche and the wife for a younger model?
‘Sugar daddy dating seemed like a good middle-ground – I could have fun with someone hot and she enjoyed a better lifestyle as a consequence.
‘Since then I’ve had a number of relationships with girls I have met online and, until I want something more serious, it suites my lifestyle and I have met some great people.’ So, while not being the most conventional form of dating it could be arguably one of the most honest.
Long-term relationships are rare.’ I also spoke to construction firm owner Barry, from Essex, who uses Sugar daddy dating sites regularly.
But am I being naive in thinking sugar daddy dating is simply a case of click and collect, or are online arrangements one step away from selling yourself to the highest bidder?
I signed up to where ‘the classy, attractive and affluent meet’.
However, there is more to it than a simple cash for sex exchange.
John said: ‘A true SD offers cash but also mentorship, and a SB offers fun inside the bedroom and companionship outside of it.
‘After my divorce five years ago I wanted to let my hair down and have a bit of fun.