Dr Phil: My Family Doesn’t Know I’m a College-Aged Sugar Baby
Desperate times may call for desperate measures, but how far would you go in order to pay the bills? Dr Phil met 23-year-old Michelle, who tells her family she is going to college and has a retail job. But the truth is that she is a Sugar Baby who accepts gifts from men she barely knows. But she draws the line at sharing a bed with any of the men who buy her nice things.
Michelle said she is taking a break from school this semester and that she has been supporting herself as a Sugar Baby for three years. She has not told her family, but does not feel bad about her current occupation. However, she does not like being compared to professional women who sleep with men, since she doesn’t get physical as a thank you for her gifts.
Dr Phil: Sugar Baby Online Profile
Seven months before meeting Dr Phil, Michelle has a falling out with her brother Mike over a car. But she was ready to tell her brother and her father the truth about what she has been up to. Ashley said she has gotten used to being defensive about how she makes her money, because she does not like being lumped in with others who do sleep around.
Dr Phil showed off Michelle’s online profile, where she courts men and advertises herself, I guess as a potential gift recipient. He pointed out that she is sending mixed messages with some of the attractive photography she has shared. Michelle said that she does not have an expectation of how much she wants to make per client or per month.
Dr Phil: Do Sugar Babies Sleep with Clients?
“Some men want to see you three times a week. Some men only want to travel with you. Everything is different,” she said. Dr Phil questioned whether she should adjust her financial needs rather than go to such extremes to make money. “I don’t plan to do this for the rest of my life,” Michelle said. Her major is Business Administration and she would like to be an Entertainment Lawyer.
Dr Phil pressed her on whether she has slept with some of her clients. Michelle explained that she does go on dates with these people, during which they are not to have expectations. Since she is not sleeping around with everyone she meets, she does not feel like she is selling herself.
Dr Phil: Mama’s Boy Vs Sugar Baby
Finally, it was time for Michelle to come clean to her brother, Mike. But first, they argued about possession of a car. Mike recalled his parents helping him out after a motorcycle accident. That’s when Michelle called him out for being a mama’s boy and letting his mother pay his bills.
Dr Phil prodded Mike to ask Michelle who pays her bills. She explained her situation, which is basically that she goes on dates and gets free stuff without sleeping with her clients. “Is that what you really want for your life, thought?” Mike asked. Dr Phil explained that Michelle is a Sugar Baby who is financially supported by older men.
Dr Phil: $80,000 Sugar Baby
According to Dr Phil’s math, Michelle has racked up at least $80,000 in gifts, vacations, spa trips, rent payments, and more. Mike actually seemed to take things pretty well, all things considered.
Most of us have probably heard the term Sugar Daddy before. But have you known someone who was a Sugar Daddy or a Sugar Baby? What do you want to say about Michelle’s situation? Sound off on social media using the hashtag #Time2BHonest.
Dr Phil: Online Dating Advice
If you are stepping out these days, there is a good chance you may be doing some online dating. With so many websites out there to help you meet your match, it is a good idea to think about what you want before you get started.
There are personals sites targets to many niche interests. Of course, there are also Sugar Daddy sites like the one Michelle has used; make sure you know what type of dating website you are using so you understand what you may be getting into.
Dr Phil: Online Dating Safety Tips
When you set up a profile, think clearly about your life and what you are looking for in a partner and a relationship. Also think about what makes you special and how you can put those qualities forward to start conversations.
As for photos, be sure to choose a clear photo, preferably one in which you are smiling. Remember to carefully consider the information you share in messages or emails with someone you do not know, and don’t be giving out your address or financial information over the Internet.
If you do get a legitimate date after talking with someone online, make plans to meet up in a public place. It is always a good idea to tell a friend or family member where you are going, with whom, and when you expect to be back. Be careful out there and happy hunting!