The recent dating phenomenon of ‘sugar babies’, ‘sugar mommies’, ‘sugar daddies’, etc. has made it’s way to the online world where there have been a number of successful and popular online dating websites that fulfill this particular niche. One of the most popular ‘sugar dating’ websites is called Seeking Arrangement.
This is one of the times where the name of the website directly reflects on its main purpose. The members and users who register and sign-up for this website desire to have a mutual benefit of exchanges whether it be gifts, networking, monetary favors, etc. in exchange for romantic connections and oftentimes intimacy.
Usually in this arrangement, a ‘sugar daddy’ or ‘sugar mommy’ helps out the ‘sugar baby’ with financial help, gifts, and other luxuries while the ‘sugar baby’ provides companionship and romance.
Generally, the ‘sugar daddies’ and ‘sugar mommies’ are very wealthy and socially connected while the ‘sugar babies’ are young and beautiful although they usually need support with finances and networking.
SeekingArrangement.com promises that these arrangements are beneficial to both groups and that there’s mutual success that they can have through what they offer to each other. These mutual benefits are the linchpin for this particular niche type of online dating.
Because of the type of online dating that is offered on SeekingArrangement, this particular website has gained a lot of popularity not along among followers and members but also with the media.
The website has been mentioned numerous times by publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post and also by TV media outlets like CNN, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, ABC’s 20/20 program, etc. These shows and these newspapers have helped give SeekingArrangement free publicity and has helped to increase the total popularity of the website as it has continued to grow exponentially.
SeekingArrangement.com was first founded back in 2005 so it has been active and growing for more than a decade now. SeekingArrangement is available throughout the English-speaking world with being accessible in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
Still though, SeekingArrangement is not just available solely in the English language but also can be used in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, etc. While official members are not available for the total number of users on SeekingArrangement, it is estimated that this online dating website has a couple hundred thousand active members who are using the site to find a sugar baby or a sugar daddy.
The layout and design of SeekingArrangement is known as being simple, easy-to-use, and with a streamlined navigation which makes it easy to use the entire website’s features.
The founders and computer engineers behind the website have designed it to focus on the site’s main purpose of having sugar babies and sugar daddies find a mutually beneficial agreement that benefits both parties without any issues.
In order to make the website work due to its’ sensitive and sometimes controversial purpose, Seeking Arrangement is committed to protecting all of its’ users privacy especially when it comes time to purchase a membership through payment means.
Scammers, fakers, and frauds are weeded out from becoming members of the website while profiles and pictures are both verified for privacy purposes. Because of their commitment to privacy and to helping ‘sugar dating’ continue without any problems, SeekingArrangement continues to gain membership growth, notoriety and success in the online dating community.
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When you sign-up for a free membership with SeekingArrangement, you’ll be able to get access to the biggest main feature of them all, which is the ability to create a free profile that other members can visit and check out.
- About Me
After you sign-up and register for a free membership with SeekingArrangement, you’ll be asked to fill out the ‘About Me’ section which will include personal information that you may or may not enter depending on if its deemed as being required or optional according to the website’s settings.
The most common user information that is asked of new members is to list their age, current location, height, weight, body type (athletic, overweight, average), eye color, hair color, race / ethnicity.
In addition, users can voluntarily give information about their financial habits such as their annual income and net worth but this particular kind of information is optional.
- Level of Education
Other information that is optional but will help each member to better fully develop their profile include their level of education (high school, bachelor’s, master’s) along with their current profession as well as their dating status if they are single, in a relationship, divorced or married.
- Personal Habits
Personal habits will also be inquired about such as one’s smoking habits and one’s drinking habits. Similar to the financial information, this additional information about personal habits is optional and is not required by SeekingArrangement.
It would be wise to fill all of the information out though in order to receive better and more accurate matches.
- Detailed Information
You’ll also be able to describe yourself more detail in terms of whom you are and what you’re all about by being able to write a ‘personal description’ and a ‘personal summary.’
You can write about anything in these boxes but it would be best to focus on who you are, what you’re looking for in a partner, what do you like to do for fun, and what are you interests and hobbies.
To make the profile deeper, these summaries and descriptions allow the individual user to flesh out their profile for their visitors. You can also make your profile more creative by uploading a few pictures of yourself so that other users will get to know you on a visual basis and see what kind of physical characteristics you have from viewing your profile.
- Type of Arrangement
On your personal profile, you’ll also be able to indicate what kind of arrangement you are seeking on the website. You can specify your gender preference, what kind of budget you are will to use with your ‘sugar partner’ and a short description of what kind of partner you’re looking for when it comes to the arrangement.
The last main features that are available to free users is that you can freely post pictures to be displayed on your profile but aren’t necessary your ‘profile photos.’ You can also view other members’ profiles without any restraints.
You can initiate flirting by sending ‘winks’ to other members who have caught your eye and who you would like to get to know better.
If that isn’t direct enough in your overall interest, you can also use the ‘favorite’ button to like other profiles and come back to them at a later time to send a message or send a wink.
- Free Messages
You can also send a limited number of messages to other users but the limit to this feature is ten total per month without upgrading to a paid membership.
Lastly, you may also use the ‘search’ function to find other members’ profiles that you want to view and maybe send them a message as well if there is enough interest there. The feature options are quite plentiful for free members even if you won’t get access to 100% of everything that’s offered on the website.
As a premium member, you’ll be able to get access to all of the main features including the personal profile as well as some additional features that could be worth the extra money that you’ll have to shell out each month as part of the paid subscription.
- Unlimited Messages
You may be able to only send messages as a free user but with an upgrade, you’ll both be able to send and receive an unlimited amount of messages to other users of the website.
- Useful Settings
In order to ensure your privacy will stay private on the website, you as an upgraded member will be able to have greater control over the settings so that your identity and background won’t be compromised.
- Advanced Search
In addition, you’ll be able to get access to the ‘advanced search’ functions allowing you to be more specific in terms of the members whom you search for on the site according to specific physical and personal characteristics.
- Priority Placement
You’ll be able to take advantage of being listed as a ‘priority’ member when it comes to search results and profile listings where you’ll be placed at the top of the page instead of the middle or the bottom of the page as a free user.
- Readily Available Contact Information
If you want to make yourself more available to other users, you will be able to include your contact information in the messages that you send out to interested members and visitors.
By doing this, it will be much easier for other members to message you back since your information will be included in the original message. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll have the ability to see everybody who ever visited your profile before in an organized list as well as everybody who has ever favorite your profile and who would really like to get to know you better on a one-to-one basis.
Seeking arrangement Costs
If you’re planning on upgrading to a paid membership, it’s important to keep in mind that it won’t be free and will cost you some of your hard-earned cash.
You can see the most recent costs of membership for subscriptions on the ‘pricing’ page of SeekingArrangement, which was last updated a while ago in February of 2013.
There are three different types of membership, which is available to people who want to sign-up: the standard membership which is free to purchase, the premium membership which is the second most expensive, and the Diamond Club membership which is the most expensive but which you’ll get the most bang for your buck.
- Premium Membership
The premium membership plan isn’t cheap compared to other paid plans on other online dating websites. The ‘sugar daddy’ online dating niche usually attracts a wealthier clientele, which is why prices are higher per month.
For a one-month premium membership, you’ll pay between $50 – $60 total for the subscription period. A three-month subscription period will be less expensive at about $45 per month for a total cost of about $140 for the full time of the membership.
The last option for the premium membership is a six-month subscription at about $40 per month for a total cost of about $240 for the total period, which is the cheapest of the three options offered by SeekingArrangement.
- Diamond Club Membership
The most exclusive option for paid members is to sign-up and register for the ‘Diamond Club’ membership, which is the most expensive yet the most inclusive membership including all of the main and additional features with a few extras thrown in there.
It’s important to note that the members who register as being ‘sugar daddies’ or ‘sugar mommies’ are the only ones who are allowed to sign-up for the ‘Diamond Club’ membership.
In order to obtain this membership, you’ll also have to go through a verification process, which includes verifying your identity as a person, your income level, and your total net worth.
If you do not meet the basic requirements or successfully go through the verification process, it will be more difficult for you to obtain the ‘Diamond Club’ membership. The costs for this very exclusive membership goes for over a thousand dollars for a yearly subscription so it’s important to have enough money to be able to afford this.
- The Verification Process
In order to successfully go through the verification process, you’ll have to pay a flat fee of $50 in order to go through the background check and get your information checked.
SeekingArrangement contracts out these background checks through a third party company known as TClogiQ. You can also go even further by going through a formal criminal background check to make other members feel more at ease with meeting up with you.
If you go through a criminal background check, you’ll need to give your address, phone number, social security number, etc. Once you go through all of these steps you’ll be able to get a verified icon listed on your profile which may help you when it comes time to find that special ‘sugar baby.’
Positives and Negatives
SeekingArrangement isn’t a perfect online dating website but it’s one of the most well-regarded and well-trusted names when it comes to the particular niche of ‘sugar baby / sugar daddy’ online dating.
There are both positives and negatives to this kind of website and you’ll have to judge for yourself whether or not it’s worth the time or financial investment on behalf of yourself as the customer.
- Free for Sugar Babies
In order to get the numbers of ‘sugar babies’ at an even or favorable ratio to the ‘sugar daddies’ and ‘sugar mommies’, the sugar babies are able to register and sign-up to use the site for free unless they want to upgrade their membership to access all of the features.
- Free Trial Period for Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommies
There is still an incentive for the ‘sugar daddies’ and ‘sugar mommies’ to try out SeekingArrangement initially as they’ll be able to sign-up, register, and use the website for a ‘free trial’ period. They won’t have to pay the full price of an upgraded membership right away when they begin using the site.
- Lots of Media Exposure
Because of the free publicity from the major media publications like newspapers such as The Washington Post and daytime television programs like Dr. Phil, SeekingArrangement has been able to maintain and expand upon its’ popularity for more than a decade.
The media exposure has allowed them to profit immensely as well as gain hundreds of thousands of members to create a growing base of members.
- No Automated Re-billing
As a user, you’ll be able to control the important setting of ‘automatic billing’ which is usually set automatically ‘on’ in most online dating websites but SeekingArrangement will turn that setting ‘off’ unless you want to extend it manually for a new subscription.
You’ll be able to avoid any mishaps with the billing when you can rest assured that you won’t be billed when you don’t want yourself to be charged again.
- Net Worth Verification
The ‘Diamond Club’ certification and verification process also allows ‘sugar babies’ to trust that the wealthy men and women they’re contacting and meeting up with are really who are who they say.
Their net worth and income level is verified and these particular members have an icon on their profile to indicate that their finances are to be trusted.
SeekingArrangement isn’t just about the positives though unfortunately as there are a few negatives that keep this online dating website from being truly perfect.
For the average person, it can be quite expensive to use if you want access to all of the features that the website has to offer. The free membership is useful but if you’re in it for the long-term, an upgrade is most certainly needed.
- Confusing Layout
Compared to other similar websites, the design and layout is a bit confusing at times to navigate and it may be difficult to set up a profile without running into some issues.
- The Screening System Can Miss Fake Profiles
The screening system for free members when they sign-up and register isn’t foolproof and it may still be possible for fakers, scammers, and con artists to take advantage of the website’s main purpose for their own financial and personal gain. It’s important to maintain caution and use common sense when it comes to the ‘sugar dating’ online niche.
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Have you used Seeking Arrangement website before? If yes, would you recommend it to others? I’d like to hear your thoughts and experiences with this dating site.