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Will Sugar Daddy For Me Change Your Mind About Sugar Dating? Full Website Review

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Members 4,000,000
Popularity 500,000 users per month
Gender proportion 37% male, 63% female
Geography North America, Western Europe
Account verification no
Mobile app none
Price $39.95-59.90
Free version yes
Fraud risk medium
Hookup chance ★★☆☆☆

There’s a lot of stigma in the dating world about sugar dating. It’s common to hear cautionary tales about girls who want to pump and dump sugar daddies or guys who use older ladies to get ahead in life.

Personally, I have nothing against dating someone younger and less financially secure than myself. After all, if I have some experience to share and am happy to get my girl a gift or two, there’s nothing wrong about using cougar apps.

Looking forward to exploring different sugar daddy relationships (including trans dating), I was happy to find SugarDaddyForMe, a platform that helps sugar relationship partners connect with each other. Since there are over 4 million people on the platform and a lot of mixed SugarDaddyForMe.com reviews, I decided it was worth giving a try. So here’s my review of this dating website.

Affordability

★★☆☆☆

The good news is, you can try using the basic features for free. However, as soon as you want to reach out to guys and girls or watch a live cam, the service will ask for an upgrade. There are several pricing plans to choose from. The silver monthly subscription costs $39.95/m. Other than that, there’s a gold membership (to be honest, I can’t understand how it’s different from the Silver one) — you’ll have to pay $44.95/m for this one.

SugarDaddyForMe prices

All SugarDaddyForMe users have to pay an admin $5.95 fee, regardless of the membership they chose. Unfortunately, the platform doesn’t offer a pay-per-feature model which would have been convenient as I wouldn’t have to pay for redundant features.

Free services

Here’s what you get for free on www.SugarDaddyForMe.com: creating a profile, view and search for profiles, see pictures, and exchange three pictures with other members.

Paid services

As soon as you pay, you get access to all the nice features. Your profile will appear at the top of the search reel, you can send unlimited texts to users who have completed SugarDaddyForMe member login and add notes to every profile they view. Personally, I saved potential pickup lines for every girl I liked as notes, and this made connecting with partners easier.

Audience quality

★★★☆☆

SugarDaddyForMe has an active community of both guys and girls. Ladies dominate (woohoo!): they make up 63% out of the platform’s total 500,000 monthly users. Mostly, these are sugar babies looking for daddies; however, there are more than enough older women who don’t mind dating younger guys.

Most sugar babies on the platform are 25-30 years old

All the people I connected with on the platform were regulars. They texted back right away, were funny, and quite intelligent. Having said that, only a few were ready to even meet in real life, let alone hook up.

Age distribution

Among men, 35-45-year-old-guys visit the platform more often than people of other age groups. When it comes to girls, the picture is slightly different, with 25-30-year-olds being the driving force of the platform. 35-45-year-old ladies comprise about 15% of the total user base, the same goes for 20-30-year-old-guys.

Fakes and scammers

Since the platform doesn’t have a strict account verification system, there are plenty of obvious fakes on SugarDaddyForMe. Having said that, they will not bother you too much considering that SugarDaddyForMe free members can’t text others.

When browsing the platform, I noticed that most SugarDaddyForMe scams are guys trying to lure naive girls in with their stock Hawaii house pictures and incredible descriptions of six-figure jobs.

If you visit SugarDaddyForMe to find a sugar relationship partner, take all texts you get with the grain of salt, avoid sharing passwords, credit card data, or other sensitive information.

Interface

★★☆☆☆

Oh boy, how off-putting the interface of SugarDaddyForMe is! SugarDaddyForMe login page is outdated, extremely hard to read, and seemingly fishy. I assume the platform owners didn’t bother redesigning the interface since 2004, the website’s launch date. Nevertheless, I believe that for years of online dating presence SugarDaddyForMe earned itself a benefit of the doubt.

Signing up

To register, you need to fill in the SugarDaddyForMe login form on the homepage. It will ask you to specify your gender and that of the future partner, your respective ages, the city you live in, and zip code.

There’s a sign-up on the home page

Then you need to fill in the first fields of the SugarDaddyForMe sign in form and add a little bit of extra data: your username and password, email, and birth date. Sugardaddy doesn’t have specific requirements regarding password strength, it doesn’t email validation either.

If you think that clicking Search will bring you straight to the pool of hot sugar daddies and babies, you are wrong. The truth is, you will see an even longer sign-up form that will ask you for more personal data including the phone number. The good news is, you don’t have to answer questions you don’t feel comfortable with and can come back to them later.

Uploading a profile picture isn’t necessary either. However, the platform’s founders encourage you to do so as it increases your matching odds.

Completing the login on the platform takes three steps

Profile

To my surprise, SugarDaddy profiles are quite detailed. Next to each profile, you will see a sugar daddy’s or a sugar baby’s age, the country, and state the partner lives in. In the bullet list below, the age, height, race, marital status, and zodiac sign of the prospective match are listed.

SugarDaddyForMe profiles are detailed and help connect with prospective matches

Sugardaddy encourages users to fill in their bios and describe the partner they are looking for. Most girls I’ve seen on the platform describe their relationship expectations in detail, you can read a lot about prospective partners before texting them.

Premium users can add notes to each profile to remind themselves what the texting experience with matches was like and mark their favorites.

Searching

Sugardaddy offers daddies and babies two ways to connect with each other. For starters, there’s a Browse tab. Here, you can see the profiles of all matches in the area that are online at the moment.

You can see the most popular profiles on the platform in the “Browse” tab

Every time you visit the platform, you will see a new suggested profile in the sidebar to the left. There will be a profile picture and a bio.

Other than that, there are dozens of profiles arranged neatly in a grid. You can sort all the accounts in the “Browse” tab by the following criteria:

  • Most viewed.
  • Hot locals — matches from your area.
  • New members.
  • New photos (people who have recently updated their profile pictures or galleries).

Other than that, there’s a search tab with a broader range of filters.

There’s a “Search” tab that helps look for partners based on a list of defined criteria

You can narrow down the list of prospective matches by specifying the desired age, type of relationships (sugar daddy/mommy or sugar baby), narrow the location down to the zip code, or enter a profile ID (a person has to tell it to you IRL or in a social media message) to find a user you need right away.

I enjoyed the possibility to save my searches. This way, I could look through hundreds of profiles on a day when I am not busy and sort through them later. To save a search grid, enter a name you want to save the reel under next to the button and press “Save”. You can view all saved searches by clicking “Go to Saved Searches” on the “Search tab”.

A search grid on SugarDaddyForMe

Chat

Although there’s no real-time chat on SugarDaddyForMe, there are two ways to get in touch with other SugarDaddyForMe users. You can send your match a message, and it will be listed in a girl’s inbox on the website. Or you can express your interest with a kiss: they will know you are interested and might message you back.

You can see all messages in the Inbox tab. It looks like your typical email client, only a little outdated. You can mark a message read or report it as spam.

A built-in inbox where all your texts are stored

To help you sort through and reply to messages, the development team added a Help sidebar next to the chat. I found this tab rather helpful as it reminded me which button I should press to delete, archive or reply to a text a girl sent me.

Mobile app

Unfortunately, SugarDaddyForMe does not have a mobile app. There’s no mobile version either — here’s how the website’s home page looks if you open it on a smartphone.

The platform’s interface is not resized for smartphones properly

Security and privacy

★★☆☆☆

According to the official Privacy Policy, the platform doesn’t exploit user data anywhere other than on the website itself. Although the website never made headlines for security scandals (I haven’t seen many negative SugarDaddyForMe reviews either), it is unsettling how little the platform cares for users’ safety.

SugarDaddyForMe never asked me to confirm my identity, not even as much as to verify my email. There are no password restrictions either: any string of characters longer than 6 symbols will be okay. The website seems fully open to fakes; the limited range of features available on the free version is the only security measure holding them down.

Hookup chance

★★☆☆☆

Although I liked the idea of a relationship platform that approaches sugar dating in a mature and responsible way, SugarDaddyForMe was simply “not it”. For somebody who’s used to lurking on stylish hookup platforms with fancy mobile apps, for example, Pure, browsing through the 2000s pages was inconvenient and not fun.

The platform has a lot of users; thus, there are hundreds of prospective partners. However, most people in the platform consider committed relationships which this complicates the hookup search. If you don’t feel like a boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife material, SugarDaddyForMe is not your dream relationship hub at all.

Matching algorithms

SugarDaddyForMe offers no matching algorithms, other than location-based search and a narrow range of filters. For a New Yorker like myself, these options are definitely not enough to find that one true love.

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Alternatives

JDate

★★★★☆

A dating platform that helps Jewish people find hookups or casual encounters among like-minded users.

Pure

★★★★★

Pure is an easy-to-use and secure platform for hookups, sexting, and casual encounters. Here, you can connect with hundreds of thousands of users, schedule dates in your area, and be sure that your chats don’t get leaked. Other than that, Pure has one of the most responsive apps around.

TinyChat

★★☆☆☆

TinyChat is a chat room platform. Here, you can enjoy live cam shows and one-on-one chats. Although this is not a relationship platform, the website is a good fit for sexting and nude trading.

Skout

★★★☆☆

A chat app with millions of users, the platform is a good way to connect with people for friendships or sexting. However, you might have a hard time convincing a prospective partner to meet for a one-night stand since, at the end of the day, Skout is not a hookup platform.

FAQ

What type of platform Sugar Daddy For Me is?

SugarDaddyForMe is a platform where sugar mommies and daddies can find relationship partners.

Can I use Sugar Daddy For Me as a mobile app?

No, there’s no mobile SugarDaddyForMe app available.

How much does Sugar Daddy For Me cost?

There are a basic free version and a paid subscription the cost of which starts at $39.95/m.

Are people on Sugar Daddy For Me legit?

Most users here are genuine — you can find people to hang out with and date in your area.

Is the platform safe?

According to the Privacy Policy, all users’ personal and payment data is well-protected. However, you need to watch out for on-site scammers and not share any personal information in texts.

Does Sugar Daddy For Me have a chat?

No, unfortunately, website users can only use a built-in inbox to et in touch with each other.

How do I cancel a Sugar Daddy For Me Subscription?

To stop paying membership fees or delete SugarDaddyForMe account, send an email to the development team at [email protected] or call a dedicated phone number: 866-920-9610.

Conclusion

To conclude my SugarDaddyForMe review, I would say I didn’t hate the platform. After all, it is quite popular, and most people on the website are genuine. However, I believe that unless the interface gets updated, the platform’s golden days are numbered. If you are looking for a website like Craigslist Singles, Sugar Daddy For Me is not a fit for you.

James Miller
Born in Los Angeles, graduated from a college as a journalist, and spent several years as a freelancer writing about cultural events. From 2017, James writes about love and relationships and explores dating services.

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