Craigslist Sugar Daddies have piqued my curiosity
March 21, 2010 4:27 PM Subscribe
What is the deal with men offering to be generous to a young college student who needs help or guys who claim they're normal and want a girlfriend but like paying for things?
posted by thebazilist to Human Relations (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Is this "legit"? I know people get into these situations in real life, where they have a rich boyfriend who buys them things and eventually helps with bills. But would such a guy really advertise for that kind of relationship on Craigslist? Maybe this is a stupid question, but I've found it best never to underestimate what men will do (especially on Craigslist).
I know about "roses" being a code word for prostitution, but these seem different. Some of them really sound like normal guys in a non-spam way. I can see normal guys trawling Craigslist and seeing sleazier postings of this variety and thinking "why not?" Or is it like a fantasy of some sort?
Not that I'm looking for this, and even if I were I certainly wouldn't find it on Craigslist, but I'm really curious. I guess I could just e-mail some and see, but I thought I'd check with you guys first. Nu?
Examples: I'm looking for a girl who needs help getting her bills paid
-- Seeking a normal girl who could use some help
-- Attractive businessman willing to support woman
-- Nice classy, businessman seeks college student to support