A 19-year-old university student has opened up about his life as a gay Sugar Baby.
Alexander, from Queensland, offers his company to wealthy older men in exchange for money to cover his living expenses and textbooks.
The first year environmental science student said he decided to sign up to the dating website Seeking Arrangements to get financial help after starting his course.
Alexander, from Queensland, offers his company to wealthy older men in exchange for money to cover his living expenses and textbooks
‘Being in college is really expensive and I’m paying quite a bit of money living on campus at my university,’ Alexander told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Frankly, I’ve always been a people person so I wanted to use that to my advantage. And the experience has turned out to be a little bit more than that.
‘You’re basically being yourself but essentially getting paid for it. People are paying for your company and pleasure – it’s cool. It’s a win-win in my world.’
Since then, he has been on dates with three different men, including a 43-year-old businessman who he arranged to meet up with for six months.
‘We’d go out for coffee on a Saturday morning, at one point, he slipped me a couple of hundreds of dollar bills and said “thanks for your time”,’ he said.
‘He was quite nice and I felt absolutely comfortable. It didn’t feel like an arrangement at all but he was always there for me when I needed help.
‘Our arrangement was periodic until my exams started. I needed to devote time on my studies. We’re still friends till this day but without the arrangement.’
The first year environmental science student said he decided to sign up to the dating website Seeking Arrangements to get financial help after starting his course
The 43-year-old was his first Sugar Daddy who would treat Alexander with gifts.
‘He was my first arrangement so it was a nice little first tester,’ he said.
‘He gives me care packages or gift baskets which he usually includes little chocolates, nice socks and a box of my favourite mac and cheese.
‘Sometimes he’d throw in a cute pair of Calvin Klein boxers. I have a nice little collection now. Occasionally he’d ask me to send him a photo of me in the boxers he gave me – that was part of our deal.
‘He travelled a lot as a businessman so when he’s in town, we would catch up for coffee, just things like that. It was a very casual relationship.’
Other dates have included nice dinners at restaurants.
‘Personally, I don’t have a taste for expensive dinners but I have been on my fair share of dining at respectable restaurants,’ he said.
Alexander explained he never felt pressured to engage in any intimacy but he has experienced a bad date once with one of his Sugar Daddies
He doesn’t have a weekly allowance, but Alexander said he gets receives money, which usually goes towards his rent, food and clothes.
‘He helped me out with rent a couple of times, which costs me $350 a week, it’s quite nice – and he helps me out with just the little things,’ he said.
‘I spend the rest of the money on general things like food, clothes and any excess goes into my bank account for emergency.’
Alexander explained he never felt pressured to engage in any intimacy but he has experienced a bad date once with one of his Sugar Daddies.
‘There was definitely opportunities for that early on in my arrangement but I wasn’t up for it at that point,’ he said.
‘The last dude I went on a date with was very seedy. We only went on one date but I left really quickly after that. He made me feel really uncomfortable.
‘He asked me if we could do this or that… It was just far too sexual for me. I’m more of a person who wants companion and friendship.’
Alexander said his close friends are supportive of his Sugar Baby life – but he has kept the arrangements under wraps from his family (stock image)
Alexander said his close friends are supportive of his Sugar Baby life – but he has kept the arrangements under wraps from his family.
‘I would never dream of telling my parents about this because no parent wants to hear their child is doing this kind of thing,’ he said.
‘But my close friends know about it, they’re like my safety net. When I went out with someone like that seedy dude, they’d just concoct a situation for me to leave, which was nice. I’ve never felt trapped in a date.’
For any young student who are keen to join, Alexander warned: ‘Be careful.’
‘I’m serious, you have to be pragmatic about it,’ he said.
‘If you’re not careful, things can go south really quickly. You definitely have to do your research, particularly if they’re claiming to be an extravagant person.
‘Do your research on these people and find out who they say they are – it’s a big thing. The minute they lie, you’re looking into them lying about other things.’