This is Life with Lisa Ling premiers this Sunday night on CNN. This week’s topic is the world of sugar daddies, older wealthy men providing a glamorous lifestyle in exchange for companionship with an attractive younger woman. Seeking Arrangement.com is a dating site that offers to provide such relationships. It was founded by Asian American Brandon Wade. He talked to Lisa Ling about his own dating experience and why he started seekingarrangment.com).
In producing this story, Ling realized she too had been a sugar baby once. While in her early 30s, she had been attracted to a sugar daddy.
Tom was a nice man who seemed to take a liking to me quite quickly. Like many men of similar ilk, Tom could be aggressive about acquiring things he wanted. Before I knew it, I was being sucked into his vortex.
One week we’d be cruising the Mediterranean in a massive full-service yacht, the next we’d be on a shopping excursion in Rome. It all happened so fast and I was being exposed to a part of the world that — despite being well-traveled — I had never experienced.
It started to become glaringly apparent that I was being seduced by a lifestyle.
I was becoming a sugar baby. Or at least, that’s how I felt.
You can find out how the relationship ended on CNN.