“I’m in a circle, I am with someone else, I did not hear the full conversation, they observed what they believe to be mistaken identity, I didn’t pick that up,” she told host Jack Tame.
There were 8800 female sugar babies and about 1500 male sugar babies registered here.In contrast, 2100 sugar daddies were registered and 193 sugar "mummies" – a ratio of almost five to one."It's a lot more common that I ever thought."***Christchurch man John*, in his late 50s, registered with the site four months ago.Since then, he had met with up to five women, mainly aged in their early 20s, for "intimate meetings"."I've tried one or two other sites," John said.The first-year business student enjoyed her sugar daddy's company and his commercial success made him a valuable mentor."They have all this money that doesn't really mean that much to them," she said."So why not help somebody ... "Seeking Arrangement has been active in New Zealand since 2007 but has experienced 94 per cent growth in users since January last year.
The site's public relations manager, Brook Urick, attributed the increase to a greater acceptance of "the lifestyle"."Plenty of people are looking for the relationships our site offers, but don't generally voice their desires," she said."[The site] is a place where each person can be honest and open about their intentions and expectations."Like other countries, New Zealand was a buyer's market.She saw only a photo of the man, a business owner in his late 40s, before he flew her to Auckland for their first meeting.The pair spent the night in a hotel room after agreeing there would be no sex."I sent her his photo and I said that I would text her once every few hours and if not, she should call the police," she said."You really can't know with this kind of stuff."Sex was not always part of the arrangement.The Wellington woman signed up to Seeking Arrangement.com, one of a number of websites that match babies with "daddies", after reading about it on an anonymous message board app.