Should We Be Jealous Of Sugar Babies?
Are You Willing To Do Whatever It Takes For Luxury?
Eeep! This conversation may be a bit taboo to discuss, but I think finally it’s the appropriate time: Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies! I mean, why not discuss this at the height of Stormy Daniels sleeping with the President and American Crime Story: Versace which is essentially a series about a man obsessed with money, among other things, who went on to kill older, wealthy men he’d been allegedly sleeping with. Have you ever had a Sugar Daddy? Yes, I’m capitalizing the title as if it’s an Executive job, because it might as well be. I know a handful of people who would literally blackmail their relatives for some extra cash and an easy way in: On their back. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’d consider myself to have ever have had a Sugar Daddy [insert the GIF of Shangela throwing a drink]. Believe me, that doesn’t mean I didn’t need one, but the most I’ve gotten out of anything was a complimentary dinner with heavy flirtation. If I’ve ever gotten my rent paid by someone else, oh boy, my life would’ve literally been made…for that month.
Social Media has ignited a plethora of jobs, opinions, and online personalities. Lots of them, as we witness, are flying overseas and experiencing some of what we all wish to do. While I applaud a handful of them for being paid advertisements and moving up the corporate ladder correctly, I have had a side eye at some of the select people who I choose to follow on Social Media – including folks, primarily younger gay men – who I’ve met in person.
For example: Let’s call my acquaintance Charles. Charles is adorable. His teeth are flawless, he’s half naked in not all- but every – one of his social media pictures. I’m pretty certain I’ve seen Charles bent over more than I’ve seen my own self. Anyway, as sweet and lovely as Charles is, I’m well aware he is unemployed outside of Instagram photoshoots with mediocre followers and he always seems to be traveling somewhere in the god damn world! Jealous? Hell yeah! That is until…I started piecing all of this together:
Charles, hailing from the incredibly wealthy small state of Missouri, is living lavishly…but, he’s always alone. This begged the question: Where are his friends?! He has to have some. He goes to dinner every night and only takes photos of his own food, selfies in front of various, popular Los Angeles restaurants, and is in first class flying everywhere! Who is he there with?! Why is he never in a photo with someone else during these experiences? Hell, after the age of 25 (which is being generous for him), you shouldn’t even be remotely embarrassed to showcase your family anymore!
Then, like lightening, it hit me. Charles has a Sugar Daddy! Charles IS a Sugar Baby! It all makes so much sense now and I’m a fool for thinking otherwise. After coming to this realization, I actually messaged Charles to see if he’d like to get dinner when he’s back in town. I mean, I’d like to partake in this Sugar Daddy money in someway – let’s definitely go to Pump Restaurant in West Hollywood, girl! BUT, I want to grill him on a few questions. Is he really happy traveling around the world with someone who is he uncomfortable to share a simple photo with? Is the person he’s with happy to not have any photos? I mean, this person could be closeted or married, but…I’m leaning towards whoever is taking him on these luxurious, nearly weekly vacations, isn’t anyone you’d want to be in public with.
I’m sincerely happy that I am not galivanting around the globe with someone who I’m embarrassed to post on my social media. I know when the time is right – and I’m meant to be traveling – I will be doing so with either my loved one, relatives, or – the greatest part – my best friends. I don’t want to have to think of Australia and know that yes, I did see Sydney Opera House, but I was looking at it with my eyes while someone’s hand was on my back who made my skin crawl. To be honest, I don’t know Charles and shouldn’t be so quick to judge, but I’m happy to not be in his shoes- even if they are Louis Vuitton.
Are you jealous of Sugar Babies because they seemingly live a life of luxury?