There was a time in college when I was super broke. Like, broker than broke. This was also around the time when Seeking Arrangement, the online sugar daddy dating site, inched into the limelight. Broke and curious, my BFF and I checked it out and were kinda weirded out by it. Fast forward four years later; still broke, still curious, but a little wiser. What’s the harm in getting paid to date? I’m all about it these days.
1. I MAY AS WELL BE COMPENSATED.
I’ve been on some super crappy dates. You know, the kinds of dates when you’re thinking about all the times you took being alone for granted. Talk about wasted time. Not saying I’d hate all my SA dates but at least if I did, the crappiness would be evened out with compensation. I don’t see anything wrong with being paid for my time, which is valuable and limited.
2. MY BANK ACCOUNT IS CRYING.
In what universe can you be paid to do something so easy? Actually, forget easy—let’s talk about convenience. Dating is something I’m going to do anyway. It’s something that takes time and effort. Usually, when you’re exerting time and effort, you get friggin’ paid for it. I’m not doing my bank account any favors with free labor, so I’m actually being smart here.
3. IT’S NOT PROSTIT*TION.
And it isn’t an escort service. Full disclosure—in user profiles, either party can mention if they’re willing/looking for s*xual arrangements, but it’s not common. Most profiles I found were of men who were looking for the opposite, so in my experience, I’m being paid for companionship. Not a bad deal.