Keeley Bailey says older men shower her with cash and gifts
A woman searching for 'Mr Right' has revealed how she has made £3,000 in six months in cash gifts and lavish presents from sugar daddies
Following the breakdown of her relationship with a younger man, Keeley Bailey, 24, who works for sports brand Adidas, says she became curious about dating older men.
But instead of turning to mainstream dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, Keeley, who lives in Hazel Grove, joined a 'sugar baby' site, where women hope to be matched with affluent men who will spoil them with shopping sprees, extravagant holidays and cash.
Hitting back at critics, who liken 'sugaring' to escorting, she said: “People always assume you must be doing something to get the gifts and money, but I am absolutely not.
“I have only met one man off the site in person – who's only about 10 years older than me - the rest have just decided to give me gifts anyway
“I never ask for money and wouldn’t accept it if it felt like there was a catch, as that way, you could end up feeling pressured.
“To anyone being critical, I’d say to learn more about being a sugar baby before judging, as it’s not what everybody assumes.”
“I started speaking to a few of them, and some fizzled out – but with others, there was a spark", she said.
“I exchanged numbers with two, who were both around 10 years older than me.
"That isn’t actually as old as I thought men on the site would be, but I don’t discriminate, so I wouldn’t have a set cut-off date with how old I’d go.
“For me, it is all about connection. There are some really attractive men on the site, but if there isn’t that spark and conversation doesn’t flow, then I’m not interested.”
Keeley says that since joining she has found two sugar daddies – one who she speaks to on the phone every day and the other who she has been out with.
“We went on a shopping spree and for coffee, then out for dinner before he dropped me home. It was all very casual", she said.
As well as her two main sugar daddies, Keeley also receives anonymous gifts from other interested suitors from the site, she says.
“To anyone else out there wanting to give it a go, I’d say go for it but stay safe.
"You should be vigilant, and not give away personal details you aren’t comfortable with as, sadly, some people out there do have a hidden agenda.
“I have developed a sense for when the vibe isn’t right. I’m probably actually a little over-dismissive, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.”