The 7 forms of sugar daddy relationships. University of Colorado Denver

The 7 forms of sugar daddy relationships. University of Colorado Denver

As it happens being Sugar Daddy is not a gig that is one-size-fits-all. In the U.S while it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for her companionship, there’s more to it.

Drawing from 48 in-depth interviews, sociologist Maren Scull, PhD, assistant professor at University of Colorado Denver, has identified seven forms of these “sugar” relationships: sugar prostitution, paid dating, compensated companionship, sugar dating, sugar friendships, sugar friendships with advantages and love that is pragmatic. […]