’ Bloody good to be honest – oops, ignore me, just thinking aloud.
I started chatting to a ‘millionaire’ and within three email exchanges he was talking about what a strong connection he felt we had, and how he couldn’t wait to ‘make love to me’ (eurgghh). With a decent fake tan and a push-up bra, I’d wager you could bag yourself a holiday in Barbados every couple of months to boot.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was a post-modern comment on the randomness of online dating or if he was a victim of early onset dementia. Meanwhile their profiles demanded ‘you will be slim, attractive and available for lunchtime meet-ups’.
Messages from anonymous (aka married) members saying ‘I like going out and staying in, weekends away and holidays in the sun’ were as creative as they came.
Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.
I love the idea of Richard Gere bankrolling my shopping trips to Selfridges every weekend, and I can’t see much wrong with two consenting adults agreeing to a relationship that suits them both.
Most looked more like welders from Clacton-on-Sea than hedge fund managers from Knightsbridge.
cuts to the chase – and while I was now dubious at how many more ‘millionaires’ would be on there than were on at least I wouldn’t have to invest so much time talking about trouts in Yorkshire or anal sex.‘But very rarely does it develop into anything more than that.Long-term relationships are rare.’ I also spoke to construction firm owner Barry, from Essex, who uses Sugar daddy dating sites regularly.‘After my divorce five years ago I wanted to let my hair down and have a bit of fun.‘I wasn’t looking for a serious relationship or to spend months formally dating but I didn’t want to pay for company either.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’.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.Despite being looked down upon by many, some would argue there’s nothing wrong with a woman trading in on her looks and ability to laugh at jokes in exchange for shoes and rent.At least it’s more honest than stringing someone along pretending to be in love when you’re using them as a meal ticket.