Keely Bailey had always prefered to date toyboys – but now is firmly committed to relationships with older men.
The 24-year-old, from Manchester, has made £3,000 in lavish gifts and cash from her sugar daddies in just six months.
Keely, who works for Adidas, decided to try dating older men when her relationship with someone younger broke down.
But instead of opting for traditional dating apps, like Tinder, she joined a sugar baby site.
These match stunning young women with with affluent older men, who spoil them with shopping sprees, extravagant holidays and cash.
But Keely insists dating sugar daddies is nothing like being an escort.
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."
After hearing about SeekingArrangement, a matchmaking website that partners attractive singles to wealthy benefactors, through a friend, Keeley signed up earlier this year.
Less than an hour later she had already started getting messages.
Keely said: "I started speaking to a few of them, and some fizzled out – but with others, there was a spark.
"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."
Since joining, Keeley has found two sugar daddies – one who she speaks to on the phone every day and the other who she has been out with.
She said: "We went on a shopping spree and for coffee, then out for dinner before he dropped me home. It was all very casual."
As well as her two main sugar daddies, Keeley also receives anonymous gifts from other interested suitors from the site.
She said: "I mostly get cash gifts via PayPal. I’ll get them first thing in the morning, with messages like, ‘Have a good day, beautiful'.
"I’ll also get them if I’ve been chatting to someone and mention I’ve had a bad day, to cheer me up, or that I am going out with the girls at the weekend, so I can get some drinks on them. “
"If they don’t want to send cash, I have an Amazon wishlist, so they can get me something from there instead."
As well as money, Keeley has received lavish gifts like a Gucci scarf, designer trainers and top-of-the-range hair straighteners.
Admitting that she is "constantly" breaking her phones, she has also been gifted new mobiles and a Macbook laptop.
All in, she estimates she has made around £3,000 in just six months and has spoken to sugar daddies aged from 25 to 55.
Always falling for younger men in the past, her experience has opened her eyes to the benefits of older suitors.
Keely said: "The appealing thing about older men is that they are more established and mature and know themselves better.
"I want a man who can look after me, but that I can look after, too. It’s a two-way street.
"Like any dating site, SeekingArrangement will have men who just want to hook up, but I ignore them. I don’t want to speak to somebody who isn’t going to be respectful.”"
While Keeley, who loves being on the sugar daddies' site, wants people to see that she is at most enjoying innocent dates with the men she is in touch with, she has warned people wanting to join that online safety is paramount.
She said: “In the long run, I would like to find somebody to settle down with, and there’s no reason I couldn’t find them on SeekingArrangement.
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