What Is SD/SB Relationship? Guide On Mutually Beneficial Relationship
Wondering what is a sugar daddy-sugar baby relationship? Want to understand how many sugar daddies and sugar babies are there in the US? Want to know more about the pros and cons of mutually beneficial relationships? Continue reading then—we’ll tell you all the truth about an SD/SB relationship.
Sugar dating/Mutually beneficial relationship: Definition
In sugar dating, sugar babies get money in exchange for companionship and sugar daddies get a no-drama relationship with a young and attractive woman. Everyone is honest about the goals, everyone gets their benefits—that’s why sugar relationships are called “mutually beneficial”.
Mutually beneficial relationships: How common are they in the US?
The total number of sugar babies, as well as sugar daddies, is not revealed because this topic is sensitive for both babies and daddies. However, we can safely say that the total number of sugar babies in the US is higher than 11,000,000 and at least 8,700,000 of them are female sugar babies. As for sugar daddies and sugar mommas, the numbers are lower—at least 2,100,000 and 370,000 respectively. This information is provided by Seeking Arrangement, the biggest SD/SB relationship website in the world—according to the same source, more than 3,000,000 sugar babies are college and university students (according to the British survey, sugar dating is the second most popular money-based relationship type students tried, only beaten by getting money through selling intimate photos).
SD/SB relationship: Why do people prefer the SD/SB type of relationship?
Different people want different things, and the motivation of most sugar daddies and sugar babies is clear. According to the study published in 2019, there are 7 types of sugar relationships from sex work to companionship (platonic intimacy that is built through dates). This study clearly shows what most sugar daddies want: some of them are focused on sex, some want to get more emotional involvement from a woman, some are looking for a friend with benefits, etc. As for sugar babies, the motivation is always clear—money. Some need to make their monthly payment, some want to live a better life, the others want to get their bills paid, etc. They get paid to go on dates with a rich woman or a rich man, that’s all.
Sugar daddy relationship: Pros and cons of companionship for money
First, let’s talk about the pros of the sugar daddy relationship:
- Sugar babies get their bills paid, buy brand new clothes, and pay off their student loans.
- Sugar daddies get no drama, no strings attached relationships with an attractive young woman.
- The expectations and the boundaries are always clear and discussed beforehand.
But mutually beneficial relationships are not perfect. Let’s talk about the downsides of an SD/SB relationship:
- Dating a sugar baby is not the same thing as having a real boyfriend—such relationships are always temporary and an SD can end them without any warning.
- It’s almost always about sex. It’s extremely rare to find online-only relationships for money or offline sugar relationships without sex.
The “mutually beneficial relationship” definition suggests benefits for all the parties involved. SBs get financial support, SDs get relationships without drama, the boundaries are always clear, and everyone gets what they want—but obviously, this lifestyle is not for everyone and you need to understand it very clearly before you start sugaring.