What drives people to be Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies? And is it all it's cracked up to be? A playground, where men after commitment free relationships flick through the profiles of young, glamorous woman known as sugar babies. Their sugar is expensive, and their currency is time. From thirty-year age gaps to swiping right for a date, what even is a conventional relationship these days? Currently 8. When reading those figures, it feels like this trade is happening everywhere yet nowhere - perhaps part of its appeal?
Map: Australia AlmostAustralians are involved in 'sugar relationships', in which men pay above all young women large sums of capital for companionship and intimacy. But are these arrangements part of the prostitution economy, as has been suggested, before as one 'sugar daddy' insists, an act of kindness just like volunteering at the soup kitchen? Infographic: The 'sugar' lifestyle has been described at the same time as the new 'prostitution economy'. That affiliation lasted two months after, he says.