Others, however, enter that gray area and become a "kept woman," turning to sugar daddies to give them the “Pretty Woman” lifestyle, complete with compensation in designer dresses, expensive dinners and nights in fancy hotel suites. California-based District Attorney Robin Sax says it is commonplace in Hollywood for young women to be compensated by wealthy older guys with spa treatments, exotic vacations, clothes, jewelry, and even expensive cars.“Girls are just another thing for Hollywood folks to entertain with – champagne, a meal and a girl,” Sax said.
So what happens for those whose hopes are dashed, or for those who are still holding out for that big break? Some get normal jobs and continue to work toward their dreams.
Others go for the easy money and become escorts or prostitutes.
That's a very important distinction, says Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Life Media who runs a similar Sugar Daddy dating site called Established and women who rely on these interactions to support themselves – this is their profession,” Biderman said.
“Sugar daddy relationships are real women who are interested in being with men who are willing to spend their disposable income on the lifestyle – clothes, jewelry, trips, dining – that match up with their desires." Others disagree, saying sugar mommas are just prostitutes by another name.
She turned to Seeking looking for help.“It’s a way to go to school and not stress too much and focus on my studies,” she explained.“I don’t have to work 20 hours, so that’s the reason.”Her 45-year-old benefactor has been supporting her financially for the past five months.