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On a conference-room stage in New York City, four women wrestled with questions of empowerment, wondering whether their lifestyle choices were hurting other women and whether their sex lives were truly consensual.
But this was not a women’s studies class at NYU, or a feminist book signing in Brooklyn.
(Special status is given to sugar babies who sign up for the website using a email address.) Seeking Arrangement has not shied from the spotlight, expanding into lavish, annual events around the world. Many of the more than 200 female attendees were, in fact, dressed for a business meeting, in pencil skirts and blazers.
The unofficial theme of this year’s summit was “empowerment” – an obvious nod to the current feminist moment, though perhaps an odd one for a company premised on putting young, sometimes vulnerable women in relationships with older, more powerful men. Others went a more seasonal route, in crops tops and miniskirts. Attendees ranged from expert sugar babies giving advice, to novices looking to step up their game, to prospective sugar babies wondering if they should sign up for Seeking Arrangement at all.
According to the official Seeking Arrangement origin story, the site was born of Mr Wade’s life-long failures with women – and from his mother’s advice that one day, when he was successful and generous, the women would come.
In his keynote speech, the Singapore native spoke of the beautiful girls he’d never dared to ask out in high school, and the lone college girlfriend who’d dumped him for her ex.
He occasionally sends her gifts and picks up little things she can’t afford, liker her monthly gym membership. Nneka, a college student I spoke to who joined the site her freshman year, said she quit after a few months, when she couldn't find what she was looking for.
She was anything but.” The sugar babies on the panel, meanwhile, suggested that attendees invest in self-improvement, so they would be more interesting on dates.
Other panels promised to teach newcomers how to “choose the right looks and understand what a Sugar Daddy expects on a first date,” and how to “form and leverage a personal brand”. #sugarbabysummit #sugarbaby #sugardaddy #relationships #sasugarlife #seekingarrangement #arrangement #luxury #luxe #luxurylife #sneakpeak #summit #surprises A post shared by Seeking Arrangement (@seekingarrangement) on But how was this advice working out for the women?
To its credit, Seeking Arrangement appeared committed to helping women get more “win” out of their win-win scenarios.
The hosts of panels like “Cultivating Confidence” and “Kink 101,” seemed determined to prove that anyone could be an effective sugar baby, if they only tried. Stay away from that stuff.” As a cautionary tale, Mr Demetrios described one date in which a prospective sugar baby showed up late, wearing a sweatshirt. ” he proclaimed.) She talked too much about herself, and later asked him directly about compensation.