'I love my sugar daddy lifestyle!' Student, 21, who finds rich older man on controversial dating site gives up nursing dreams to pursue lucrative life as a 'sugar babe'
20:08 GMT, 13 April 2012
Sugar babe: Josie, 21, from Kent, says her life as a nurse would not compare to life being kept by a sugar daddy
A woman who signed up to one of the world's most controversial online dating agencies has revealed how it helped her find a sugar daddy – and now says she has given up her nursing dreams to become a full-time 'sugar babe'.
Josie Dewing, 21, from Kent, turned down a place at university studying paediatric nursing after becoming a member of SeekingArrangement.com and discovering she could earn much more pursuing a so-called sugar babe lifestyle.
Previously catering predominantly for a U.S. audience, the site, which offers young women – many of them students struggling with big debts – the opportunity to 'hook up' with richer older men, has recently come to the UK.
Dubbing the financially challenged girls the 'sugar babes', the site claims the girls can earn as much as 15,000 a month for their relationships with older 'sugar daddies.'
Thousands of girls have signed up to the site in the UK in the last year alone – and such is its success that the site plans to raise its profile yet further with a launch party to be held in London next month.
For her part, Josie is currently in what SeekingArrangement calls a 'mutually beneficial relationship' with a richer older man she she says she fell in love with after meeting him on the site.
She has travelled extensively, and has her bills and expenses paid by her lover.
In return, she offers the men the kind of relationship a loyal girlfriend would, meaning that if the two click, would be sexual. If they don't, Josie keeps it non-sexual.
Josie told Mail Online: 'I have had the best experience imaginable on the site.
'I have travelled all over the world – to Miami, Dubai, South Africa and Dublin. I have seen the world and met some of the most amazing men.'
Down to earth: Josie's profile on SeekingArrangement.com
Josie has been dating her current boyfriend, a businessman in his 40s, for the last six months and has so far reaped the financial rewards.
Benefits so far include a luxury 800-a-month flat in Kent; the payment of her 500-a-month beauty bills including hair extensions, nails and facials; a 3,200 boob job to take her from 34DD to 34F; a 4,500 Renault Megan convertible; all her household bills paid at 500 a month; regular gifts including expensive Gucci clothes, Louis Vuitton bags and Kurt Geiger shoes costing around 2,000 a month.
JOSIE'S SUGAR DADDY BENEFITS
• A luxury 800-a-month flat in Kent
• 500-a-month beauty bills including hair extensions, nails and facials
• A 3,200 boob job to take her from 34DD to 34F
• A 4,500 Renault Megan convertible
• All her household bills paid at 500 a month
• Regular gifts including expensive Gucci clothes, Louis Vuitton bags and Kurt Geiger shoes costing around 2,000 a month
Josie said: 'Some people may think it is seedy but that has not been my experience at all.
'It is just like a dating site to me – if you click with someone you start dating and there are obviously financial benefits from dating richer older men.
'I genuinely haven’t had any negative experiences and it is not like I have had sex with all the men I have dated.
'I once went to Miami for four days. I was chauffeur-driven to my hotel and had all my expenses paid. I had great time with my sugar daddy who was a businessman in his 40s.
'We didn’t click sexually so absolutely nothing happened. I don’t sleep with any men that I am not attracted to.'
'Josie then had a six-month relationship with a British-based Indian electrical engineer who also had extensive business interests in Dubai.
She said: 'That was amazing. I spent most of the time living in Dubai at his expense and lived like a Queen.
'I had lost a lot of weight when I was younger and I was unhappy with my figure. So he paid for me to have a boob lift and an enhancement. I went up from 34C to 34DD and it cost 6,000. Now I am having a second boob job because I am still not entirely happy with my figure and my new sugar daddy is paying for it.'
'Mutually beneficial relationships': SeekingArrangement says the partnerships created on their site are worthwhile for all parties
Josie has been on several other dates with men in London.
'I met some really exciting guys and a few others who weren’t so hot. There was one guy who was just three foot tall,' she says.
She enrolled on the site after reading all about the 'sugar daddy' phenomenon – which started in the States.
She is a fully qualified nanny but realised that the career – even after studying at university – was never going to pay enough for her to enjoy the lifestyle she craved.
She brushes off suggestions that SeekingArrangment is a form of prostitution.
She said: 'That emphatically has not been my experience. There is no pressure to have sex with anyone you don’t want to. These are lovely rich guys who treat women with respect.
Controversial: SeekingArrangement founder Brandon Wade says his site is the best way for students to sort out financial problems
'I have always been attracted to older guys – so the site was a natural fit for me.
'I have met 10 men on the site and ended up in two really happy, fulfilling mutually beneficial relationships.
'Obviously there are some married men on the site, but I have made it absolutely clear I am not interested in them.
'More and more people are meeting their ideal partners on the internet and this is another fantastic way of doing it.
'I would recommend it to any girls who are attracted to older guys and like to be treated like a princess. It’s not just all about sex – it is about finding a companion who is right for you.
'My current sugar daddy has become part of my family – who all adore him. They know that he has made me very happy.'
SeekingArrangement was started in 2006 by American internet entrepreneur Brandon Wade.
He also runs the similar site WhatsYourPrice.com where users can buy and sell first dates.
Wade said SeekingArrangement had attracted thousands of students in the UK who are struggling to pay new tuition fees of 9,000 a year.
He said: 'We have always been very popular with students. We attract lots of beautiful, well-educated young women.
'Obviously the new tuition fees in the UK have made it really tough for students who are struggling with debts. What better way to sort out your financial problems than by dating a gorgeous sugar daddy